Dr. Format Tells All
This book contains every column Dave Trottier (AKA Dr. Format) has written for Script Magazine, and each entry has been revised and updated to today's standards. In all, Dave answers hundreds of questions, with concise answers and clear, illustrative, and entertaining examples that empower you to write with confidence.
Dr. Format Tells All includes five articles on formatting and spec writing, including how Dave became Dr. Format and a possible new format style for the future.
Do you have a question about formatting or spec writing? Now you can have all of Dr. Format s prescriptions in one place. With a humorous flair, he addresses such issues as
How do your format text messages?
When can you legally use secondary headings?
How do you handle foreign languages?
How do you streamline your scenes for a great read?
What do Hollywood readers look for in a script?
Dave teaches you how to direct the camera without using camera directions, and how to apply formatting principles to develop your characters. He also shares specific tips on pitch letters and TV sitcom format. And he provides expert guidance on screenwriting issues not found anywhere else. Dr. Format Tells All goes beyond the rules and gives you practical applications that will expand your writing skills. According to Dave, Understanding formatting and spec writing is a key to crafting a great screenplay. Let Dr. Format help you do just that.