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Over a year ago, I was working on a screenplay and found myself stuck. I was trying to write a scene I could clearly see in my head but couldn’t put into words so I picked up a recently popular spec script for inspiration. Without failing, I found the tools I needed to move forward with my scene. I started taking notes with the idea of building myself a library, some sort of catalogue reference of screenplays to look back on to better my own work.

I realized such notes could also help others, and that’s when I decided to create “How Did They Write It” (HDTWI). I made a selection of 25 scripts I had access to online (at least when I was working on HDTWI), that represented different genres and budgets, and that had been completed and distributed.

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The goal with this eBook is to give you examples of how to write a phone conversation, a montage, a scene where characters change scene, a car chase etc. That is not to say that this is how to write it but rather this is one way to do it. Hopefully it will inspire you to find your own words, and help you get unlock when description gets tricky in a scene. You will still need a good story, but the smoother your screenplay reads, the higher your chances of keeping your reader’s attention.

You can download How Did They Write It by subscribing to Mentorless Newsletter and clicking here.

Below is the list of screenplays that are featured in HDTWI:

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I sincerely hope you will enjoy it and find it useful. I made this because I found it useful for myself and thus assumed it would be useful for others. I have to thank fab graphic designer Christine Sejean for making it a very pretty eBook instead of a black & white world document. Cheers to the power of Internet.

Last but not least: if you do enjoy HDTWI and think others might too, please send them this link instead of the PDF within an email, this will help me determine how many people are interested about it and if I should share a “sequel”!

*UPDATE 19/05/2014* I have been very fortunate to be featured in less than 24h in some of my favorite websites for filmmakers, Cine Archive and No Film School

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By mentorless| 6 Comments | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers

6 comments

  1. Hi! I’ve yet to receive an email. When I try to re-subscribe, I’m told I’ve reached my download limit. I’d really like to look at this book. Can you help?

    • Hi Jared, sorry about that, i just shoot you an email. Nathalie

  2. Hi Nathalie, I too have had the same error message as Jared. Are you able to send me a link to the pdf please?

  3. Hello, I have also recieved that message with the download limit, can you help? thank you !

  4. Great job with the e-book it has been a huge help with my current script!

    • So glad to hear that Ty! If you want to add up to it, downloadable extensions are sent via the newsletter (the last one was Lost in Translation) and the highlights are on the website (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints & Lost in Translation) More to come soon.

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