My Story Can Beat Up Your Story! is the same powerful, easy-to-learn system that industry insiders have used to generate millions of dollars in script sales and ?assignments. In a clear, step-by-step fashion, this book is a fun, eye-opening, ?brain-expanding, and often irreverent guide to writing stories that sell. Covering everything from Heroes to Villains, from Theme to Plot Points, from cooking up good ideas to a business plan for smart writers, this book forever eliminates that horrible feeling every writer goes through — staring at the blank page and wondering “what comes next?”
“The author concisely breaks down the three act structure into a coherent progression of plot points to move the story along. He also weaves in other concepts, such as theme and the hero’s progression, and he breaks down the roles of supporting characters in the story. The language is accessible and practical- you don’t need a Master’s Degree to decipher what he’s saying.” – Sarah I.
“Brilliant! A must-have for any fiction author. While the book is ostensibly written for screenwriters, its content is applicable any storytelling medium. Fans of Campbell’s Monomyth Theory will see some familiar faces here, but Schechter goes further and not only dissects each of the presented character archetypes, but shows how they interact with each other, and even shows where they appear in the timeline of a well-spun plot.” – Austin Malone