Two new editions: Print & E-book

As Dr. Format, I humbly confess to being the go-to guy on screenplay formatting for two decades, and now I tell all in a brand-new printed book and ebook.  Both contain the same information.

Dr. Format Tells All contains every Dr. Format column I ever wrote for the print edition of Script Magazine (1997-2012), and each entry has been revised and updated to today’s standards. In all, the book answers hundreds of questions, with concise answers and clear, illustrative, and entertaining examples that empower you to write with confidence.

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Dr. Format Tells All also includes five articles on formatting and spec writing. For example, one article discusses a possible new format style for the future.  Another on how I became Dr. Format.

Do you have a question about formatting or spec writing? Now you can have all of Dr. Format’s often-humorous prescriptions in one place.  Find answers to questions like these:

How do you format text messages?
How do you handle foreign languages?
How do you streamline your scenes for a great read?
What do Hollywood readers look for in a script?
What are the rules on flashbacks and montages?

Learn how to direct the camera without using camera directions, and how to apply formatting principles to develop and characterize your characters.  You’ll find specific tips on pitch letters and TV sitcom format, and expert guidance on screenwriting issues not found anywhere else.

Dr. Format Tells All goes beyond the rules and gives you practical applications that will expand your writing skills.   In my view, “Understanding formatting and spec writing is a key to crafting a great screenplay.” Let Dr. Format Tells All help you do just that.

About Dr. Format: Dave Trottier has sold or optioned numerous screenplays, three of which were produced. He is the author of The Screenwriter’s Bible, which was the basis for the software Script Thing, which later became Movie Magic Screenwriter.  He was a content advisor for Screenwriting Pro, the Writer’s Store new web-based formatter, and was a senior writer for the Script Magazine.

Buy Dr. Format Tells All print edition

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