Finish the Script!

  • by Scott King
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finish The Script! is a screenwriting audiobook for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into audiobook form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.


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Would you try another book from Scott King and/or Eric Michael Summerer?

absolutely not!

Would you ever listen to anything by Scott King again?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Michael Summerer?

it really doesn't matter.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO! Return this book or don'y buy it.

Any additional comments?

This is supposed to be a class on writing screen plays. It's really not and clearly the "King" who wrote it never had a good one either. Lets start where I stopped listening. The "author" made a huge mistake. He started talking about something he clearly did not fully understand "Show don't tell". Somehow he thinks this has to do with dialogue. In a way it makes sense considering his age and his lack of credits. In todays screen writing community it always seems to be about dialogue. It's, simply, not! "Show don't tell is about the action part of your "script" not the dialogue thus "Show" don't "Tell". I could go into his flat reductive and cliche characters but why bother. Just don't buy this book. If you want to learn story buy the books he steals from. "On writing" by Steven King and "Story" by Robert McKee. If you're desperate you could even steal from "Save the Cat" as Scottie does.

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- brian

This is THE book for Screenwriters & Writers!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's the perfect audiobook for anyone interested in writing. It walks you through the whole process and sure it's aimed at screenwriting it's really helped me plan out a novel I've been working on.

What other book might you compare Finish the Script! to and why?

"Finish the Script!" is a streamed lined less abstract version of "Save the Cast!" Instead of theories and philosophies you get practical information that will help guide you through the writing process.

What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

"Finish the Script!" is a mix of lectures, assignments, and example pages from a screenplay. Eric magically managed to bring all three together so that they really meshed and felt distinct. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job at reading the book.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I loved "Virigin Dad," the fake screenplay within the book. Watching the characters get created and then getting to know them as they were fleshed out was fantastic. Not only will I remember them and their story but seeing their journey has helped me become a better writer.

Any additional comments?

Buy it now!

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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2013
  • Publisher: Scott King