Rewriting a screenplay begins with "fade out" and can be a long, frustrating and ultimately expensive process - especially when professional script doctors, consultants and analysts charge between $100 and $3,000 for their services. "How to Be Your Own Script Doctor" is the first book to teach screenwriters of all levels how to professionally evaluate and amend their script the same way as a professional. It's a focused, analytical tool dedicated solely to the rewriting process of a screenplay - and an inexpensive alternative to hiring a professional. The tone of "How to Be Your Own Script Doctor" reflects the author's attitude that rewriting requires support, courage, and a positive attitude.
Jennifer Kenning graduated from Saint Cloud State University (Minnesota) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in analytical writing. Currently, she is dedicated to script consulting at Fourth Wall Coverage: a successful, comprehensive script consulting company she created, owns, and operates.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; PART I: PREPPING FOR SCRIPT SURGERY; Refreshing Drops for the Analytical Eye Scalpel!; PART II: THE SCRIPTECTOMY; Operation Premise and Theme Operation; Plot Operation; Character Operation Dialogue; PART III: COSMETIC SURGERY; What Genre Am I?; A Script's Identity Crisis; Makeup vs. No Makeup; Hollywood Blockbuster or Independent Masterpiece?; Trends Don't Mean Trendy; GLOSSARY; EDITING TOOLS/SYMBOLS; SCREENPLAY; FORMAT; INDEX.