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10.29.16
Michael Welles Schock has decided to once again offer his SCRIPTMONK script analysis services for a very limited time. Receive a $15-$25 discount with proof of purchase of Screenwriting and The Unified Theory of Narrative, Part II. See the Services page for details.
10.18.16
Read a new article by Michael Welles Schock in Creative Screenwriting Magazine on the Plot Pattern Phenomenon, one of the most significant, as well as the most fascinating discoveries to be found in Screenwriting and The Unified Theory of Narrative, Part II.
10.9.16
If your eBook device displays the graphics from Screenwriting and The Unified Theory of Narrative too small or difficult to read, I have provided full-size versions of all diagrams from both Part I and Part II on a permanent page on my scribbler blog. Please follow this link.
10.4.16
Screenwriting & The Unified Theory of Narrative, Part II: Genre, Pattern & The Concept of Total Meaning is completed and now available in paperback and eBook. Read about it HERE on scribbler. Get it from Amazon HERE
3.16.16
Read an excerpt from Screenwriting and the Unified Theory of Narrative, Part I at Creative Screenwriting Magazine online.
11.15.15
My new book Screenwriting & The Unified Theory of Narrative, Part I: The Unified Narrative Structure is now available for purchase in paperback as well as kindle format. Please follow the link to the Amazon paperback page. I am also running a SPECIAL PROMOTION for the kindle version from November 11-21 where anyone who purchases Part I will get Part II for FREE when it is available in 2016. Here are the details.
11.11.15
BIG NEWS! my new book Screenwriting & The Unified Theory of Narrative, Part I: The Unified Narrative Structure is finally finished and available in kindle/ebook format on Amazon.com. Check out the book's new webpage to learn more or go straight to its page on Amazon. There has been some delay with the paperback version, which I hope will be made available in 5-10 days. Updates on that will be forthcoming.
10.3.15
SCRIPTMONK recently particpated in a Q&A discussion on screencraft with six other contributors (Creative Screenwriting West Coast Editor Andrew Bloomenthal; science writer and editor Jim Fisher; producer, director, writer and consultant Heather Hale; writer and film journalist Brianne Hogan; screenwriter and lecturer Art Holcomb; and author and film critic Tom Stempel) for CreativeScreenwriting.com. Read the article HERE.
8.26.15
New scribbler article, A Brief History of Screencraft & Its Current Problems adapted from an omitted section of Screenwriting & The Unified Theory of Narrative Part I.
7.3.15
I'm embarassed to see how long it has been since I have updated this News page. Since my last update, Screenwriting Down to the Atoms has far exceeded its 1000th sale and Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: The Absolute Essentials has exceeded its 1500th download. This past year I have had three articles published by Creative Screenwriting Magazine online: The Humility Arc, Gut Reaction: Visceral Storytelling Part I, and Heart, Mind and Gut: Visceral Storytelling Part II. There are also a host of new articles published on my blog scribbler. (Though not as many as there should be. Since September 2014, I have put all my creative energies into writing my follow-up to Screenwriting Down to the Atoms, an extremely advanced guide to cinematic narrative theory currently titled Screenwriting and the Unified Theory of Narrative. I expect the first of its two-part installment to be available in late Fall.)
2.1.14
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms has ended its exclusivity agreement with Amazon Kindle for ebook distribution. The title can once again be purchased in ebook formats from all major online retailers including Amazon, such as the Barnes & Noble Nook Store, iTunes, and Smashwords.
1.30.14
Posted: January scribbler article: "The Unstoppable Beast Story Type -- Part II: The Covetous Beast"
12.21.13
Posted: December scribbler article: "The Unstoppable Beast Story Type -- Part I: The Destructive Beast"
11.23.13
SCRIPTMONK! launches Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: The Absolute Essentials. A quick, compact, no-frills version of the original Atoms, The Absolute Essentials selects the four most crucial chapters of Atoms, repackages them, and offers them absolutely FREE. Now available at Smashwords.com! Look for it to appear in all major online retailers over the coming weeks.
11.10.13
Posted: Chapter 9 excerpt from Screenwriting Down to the Atoms.
10.26.13
Posted: Chapter 3 excerpt from Screenwriting Down to the Atoms.
9.28.13
Posted: September scribbler article: "Story Structure the ABSOLUTE Essentials - part 1" and "Story Structure the ABSOLUTE Essentials - part 2"
8.20.13
Posted: August scribbler article: "Mentor Antagonists."
8.13.13
SCRIPTMONK! has joined the writing team at the new Creative Screenwriting Magazine. Each week I will break down one of Hollywood's new releases from the prespective of its screencraft in my column SCRIPTMONK! at the Movies. Follow the link for craft-focused reviews on Pacific Rim, 2 Guns, Aint Them Bodies Saints, and a new film every week.
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