- 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.
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.
- 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.
Unified Theory of Narrative, Part II: Genre, Pattern & The
Concept of Total Meaning is completed and
available in paperback and eBook. Read about it HERE
on scribbler. Get it from Amazon HERE
- Read an
excerpt from Screenwriting and the Unified Theory of Narrative, Part I
at Creative Screenwriting Magazine online.
- My new book
Unified Theory of Narrative, Part I: The Unified Narrative Structure
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.
are the details.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
the Atoms, an extremely advanced guide to cinematic
currently titled Screenwriting and the Unified
Theory of Narrative. I
expect the first of its two-part installment to be available in late
- 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.
- Posted: January scribbler article: "The
Story Type -- Part II: The Covetous Beast"
- Posted: December scribbler article: "The
Story Type -- Part I: The Destructive Beast"
- SCRIPTMONK! launches Screenwriting
Down to the Atoms: The Absolute Essentials. A
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
- Posted: Chapter
9 excerpt from Screenwriting Down to the Atoms.
- Posted: Chapter
3 excerpt from Screenwriting Down to the Atoms.
- Posted: September scribbler article:
"Story Structure the ABSOLUTE Essentials - part 1" and
"Story Structure the ABSOLUTE Essentials - part 2"
- Posted: August scribbler article:
- 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
at the Movies. Follow the link for craft-focused reviews on Pacific
Rim, 2 Guns, Aint Them Bodies Saints, and a new film every