From the introduction::
If you are looking for a method to get your screenplay written, this book will take you step by step from concept to completion. Simply follow the instructions and by the time you are finished, you will have written your script. At the end of the process, you’ll have a fully developed story filled with memorable characters, a riveting plot, powerful theme, and a new spin on your genre. Each step asks you to consider or perform just one task that moves your screenplay a step closer toward being a finished script. In this way, no step is ever confusing or too complex and yet your story is ever growing and evolving as you go. Some steps are informational, and others direct you to write, re-write, or work out a concept for your story. The first step is an informational one and outlines the overall method, which is divided into four key stages in the story development process.
About the author:
Melanie Anne Phillips is the author of Write Your Novel Step By Step, creator of StoryWeaver Step By Step Story Development Software, and co-creator of the Dramatica Theory of Story Structure. For the past quarter of a century she has taught thousands of writers from around the world, including award winning writers, producers and directors.