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BLUE BOOK BLACKOUT - Headed Home For The Holidays -
No Blue Books Will Be Shipped from August 11 to September 11th (except e-books).

Note: Postage prices have gone up... after ten years at 2006 rates!

"Bill Martell is one of Hollywood's best action-adventure writers, with 17 produced films and TV shows to his credit. His "little blue books" on the art of screenplay writing are legendary," Best Selling novelist Dale Brown ("Strike Force", "Flight Of The Old Dog").

Twenty old school paper booklets, each focusing on a specific portion of the craft, from VISUAL STORYTELLING SECRETS to SUPPORTING CHARACTER SECRETS.

Not enough material for a book, too much for an article. Most of the booklets in the "Blue Book" series run 48 pages* and are priced at $4.99 (plus $2.00 P&H).


** ALL SEVENTEEN **

ALL SEVENTEEN AVAILABLE BLUE BOOKS... Buy all 17 (available) Blue Books, get the Pitching Blue Book FREE!

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SINGLE BLUE BOOKS

bluebook #1 YOUR IDEA MACHINE -- How to generate great ideas and create that killer concept. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H USA, $2.50 Canada, $3.50 Foreign), - READY TO SHIP!
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#2 SECRET OF OUTLINING -- Various outline methods, examples, pacing your script, more! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#3 STRUCTURE IN ACTION: THE MATRIX -- Learn basic script structure. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#4 SECRETS OF STORY: LIAR LIAR -- How stories work, subplots, elements, using LIAR LIAR. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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*** #5 FORMAT BASICS (under construction) ***

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#6 HOOK ‘EM WITH YOUR FIRST TEN PAGES -- Top tips to grab readers! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#7 CREATING STRONG PROTAGONISTS -- Prevent passive protagonists! Top tips! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#8 VISUAL STORYTELLING SECRETS -- How to show character without dialogue. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#9 DESCRIPTION -- It's 50% of your screenplay... Top Tips to make sure it's pulling 50% of the weight! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#10 DIALOGUE -- Learn the secrets of creating sparkling dialogue! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#11 SCENE SECRETS -- Learn how to tune up your scenes, link scenes, add spice to existing scenes! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#12 SUPPORTING CHARACTER SECRETS -- Creating memorable supporting characters. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#13 ACT 2 SECRETS -- Get rid of the Act 2 blues with these top tips! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#14 WRITE A BLOCKBUSTER -- Write a big summer blockbuster! Using "Gladiator", "Planet Of The Apes" and other examples! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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*** #15 TITLES, NAMES, GENRES (under construction - coming soon!) ***

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#16 GRAND FINALES -- Creating great endings for your scripts. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#17 REWRITES -- How to cut your script, rewrite to strengthen character and theme, and get your script ready for market. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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*** #18 RESEARCH GUIDE (under construction - coming soon!) ***

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#19 TREATMENTS AND LOGLINES -- How to write a logline, treatment, synopsis, one pager, leave behind, and one paragraph synopsis! (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) - READY TO SHIP!
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#20 SELLING YOUR SCRIPT -- From Query Letters to Guerilla Marketing and from Agents to Managers. (48 pages -- $4.99 + $2 P&H) READY TO SHIP!
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Movie Magic 6

MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER software

This is the program that I use. Very simple - I still haven't read the instruction book. When I first bought the program, I had sold a script and got an assignment - and decided to go from my macro to an actual screenwriting program. I went into The Writer's Store and asked for the easiest to use program they had, and that was MM. I started writing that assignment without ever reading the instruction book! One key stroke does *everything*. Automatically formats your script, putting character names, scene headings, and action in the appropriate places. It also has a character name list, so you only have to hit the first letter of any character's name and it automatically fills it in. The other great thing (at least for me) is that Movie Magic also makes the most used programs for budgeting and scheduling films - and all a producer has to do is import your script to the budgeting program! Makes it easier if your script is actually being produced. If you're looking for a screenwriting program, this is the one I recommend. Buy It!

copyright 2009 by William C. Martell

CLASSES ON CD

Class CDs CLASSES ON CD!
Take a class on CD! GUERRILLA MARKETING - NO AGENT? NO PROBLEM! and WRITING THRILLERS (2 CDs). Full length classes on CD. Now Available: IDEAS & CREATIVITY, WRITING HORROR, WRITING INDIE FILMS, more!
Take classes on CD! Recession Sale!

MESSAGE BOARDS

A great way to avoid writing!
MESSAGE BOARDS
Ask questions, discuss screenplays and films, or play one of our cool new interactive games. It's fun! Producers can post Scripts Wanted ads free! Ask a screenwriting question!

BILL'S CORNER
Class CDs

My nineteen produced films, interviews with me in magazines, several sample scripts, my available scripts list... And MORE!
...............................BILL'S CORNER


Available Scripts

BOOKLETS & PRODUCTS

bluebook FIRST STRIKE BLUE BOOKS
Each Blue Book is 48 pages and focuses on a different aspect of screenwriting. Dialogue. Visual Storytelling. Your First Ten Pages. Act 2 Booster. Protagonists. Great Endings.
Seventeen Blue Books now available!

THE SECRETS OF ACTION SCREENWRITING OUT OF PRINT!

SCRIPT SECRET SEMINARS

Like the website? Take the class!
SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINAR
New class: CHARACTER FIRST!

Bill's Big 2 day London class comes to:
* San Francisco! - January 9 & 10, 2010!
Hundreds of techniques to improve your writing, focusing on theme, character, creativity, ideas, pacing... more!

MY OTHER SITES

B MOVIE WORLD
Cult Films, Exploitation, Bikers & Women In Prison, Monster Movies. NEW INTERVIEW!

FIRST STRIKE PRODUCTIONS
Producing my own scripts, investment possibilities, pipe dreams.

SCRIPT LIBRARY

Thriller and Action Script Headquarters!
THE SCRIPT LIBRARY
Ever wonder what the scene looks like on the page? Read the script and find out!

TRAILER PARK
The latest coming attractions from films new and old!

BOOKSTORE

Every screenwriting book in the world!
SCREENWRITER'S BOOKSTORE
In Association With Amazon.com
From the latest screenwriting book to guides for finding agents and producers... all with at the Amazon.com discount!

SCRIPT SECRETS STORE

Script Secret Store SCRIPT SECRETS STORE From Typing Monkey coffee cups to messenger bags to T shirts - everything a screenwriter needs to look sharp while working on that Oscar nomination! Get your Script Secrets Coffee Cup today!

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Where can I catch Bill Martell in person?
LECTURES & EVENTS
For some reason film festivals keep inviting me to lecture on screenwriting. Dates and locations of where I'll be, plus a calendar of film festivals and writers conferences.
SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINARS - Like the website? Take the two day class!

SCREENWRITING LINKS

One stop shopping for screenwriting resources!
SCREENWRITING LINKS
From the WGA to Copyright to other great sites like WordPlay - If it's on the web, we'll take you there! Plus research links! Need a Space Shuttle schematic?

NAKED SCREENWRITING CDs

Naked Class NEW! The NAKED SCREENWRITING CLASS ON CD! The 2001 London Class on 8 CDs! Recorded *live* the morning after the Raindance Film Festival wrapped. The two day class on 8CDs, plus a workbook, plus a bonus CD with 300 screenplay PDFs.
The 2 Day Class on CD!