A WRITERS ROADMAP is a simple, but detailed instruction guide for the novice to learn to write a Hollywood style screenplay. Wendell Wellman has a made a career of writing big action movies. Firefox starring Clint Eastwood was his first big credit. Mr. Wellman ended up collaborating with Clint Eastwood three times, including acting in a feature role in Sudden Impact.
Over the years Mr. Wellman began to develop his own system for building a screenplay from the first section to the last. In talking about writing over the years, Mr. Wellman discovered that secretaries, lawyers, grade school teachers, costumers, and most other people had a desire to write. They consequently would take many classes, read books and still not understand how to build the story. Mr. Wellman began breaking down a story into small sections, citing movie after movie that would be using similar sections.
This is a technique that began to excite the non-writers, the secretaries, and the school teachers, as well as the pros. They began to look at movies differently, spotting the sections over and over, beginning to devise for themselves their own ideas on how to attack the sections. Invariably, they began to write. Mr. Wellman never abandons his step-by-step technique. He uses it to constantly monitor his own work. A WRITERS ROADMAP is deliberately short, and deliberately easy to read.
Mr. Wellman writes in a simple, brutally honest humorous style. The book is filled with anecdotes about Hollywood, since Mr. Wellman is a working actor as well. The book is meant to be read in two to three hours. It is strictly a how-to book for all writers but most specifically for screenwriters, and Mr. Wellman then hopes that the reader will go out and write. And perhaps what they write will be one of the next big feature action movies to be acquired and produced ....Continua