Updated: Jan 12

Without these creative heroes of the screen, we would not be able to laugh at ourselves, cry with ourselves, or see how life is unreal.

Discover an alternate way of building an audience and monetizing screenplays before they're produced

Did you know that on the number one bookstore in the US, screenplay books are selling for up to $60, in both print and digital formats. There also aren't as many choices. In other words, it is an untapped market that could result in a minute piece of the pie, more like crumbs. But with a 99% chance of zero earnings even a 0.01% share in the multi billion dollar publishing market can make a huge difference.


So don't be discouraged by numbers. Just go for a tiny bit at a time, like mice. (Of mice and men).


An advantage of publishing screenplay books is that the market is not saturated. So an author's screenplay can show up on the same page, next to a famous screenplay or film of the same genre and similar topic.


Imagine someone looking for a horror story and selecting one next to a more popular one already watched. There's something about the cover and the tone of the new title that captivates their imagination. Here's an author's chance to capture an audience. Just like perusing through movies of the same genre and similar premises, audiences take chances on unknown titles when they're on the same page as the great ones.


Here are a few tips on what you can apply to catch a drizzle in the wind from the publishing deluge:

1. Lower the price of your screenplay book and choose category words that match the same genre, topic, and audience as that of popular screenplays and movies of your screenplays. Take a leap of faith, throw an ad on Friday nights when people look for vanguard products online.


2. Connect your book's Point Of Sale link or Landing Page to Social groups, directories, search engines, e-zines, digital book fairs, live readings, radio shows and podcasts. Then sit and write another screenplay or adapt one to a graphic novel or a TV pilot. Get your portfolio together and keep feeding the audience.


2. Campaign A/B- Create two different ads for the same screenplay book or product. Use different catch phrases for each, such as 'sci-fi screenplay books sale' and 'buy sci-fi screenplay books,'


3. Target your audience. Be where your competition is at. Every writer must make its stand among its peers or be oblivious to the world. Connect directly with your audience. Where, when, how are your kind of books selling the most to?


4. Then go write another screenplay while looking for opportunities to pitch an agent. Submit your new book to agencies soliciting submissions and let them know you have self-published. This may be a plus. A a few pages of your unpublished work is all they'll want to read before deciding whether it's worth the drag. Agents think everyone's first book stinks. Publishing different editions and versions even if it is the same story may be beneficial to become a better writer.


You don't have to pay more than a few hours of work for a good screenplay coverage

Ask around for rates. You'll find that coverages start at $300. Why not just get someone to read your screenplay and tell you what they think? Sure, that's great! The more people that read a screenplay the better.

However, although your audience is not made of scriptwriters, they can only give you a limited amount of information about the screenplay story. Check out these screenplay coverage rates and sign up for continuous feedback. In other words, after receiving the coverage you can continue to receive feedback on future rewrites and edits.


Will authors of screenplay books run a greater risk of being plagiarized:


Protecting Your Rights with an NDA is always smart. Those horrible nightmares circulating indies' groups! Some even mention Disney. No one worth suing will sign an NDA in the industry. But how are authors then supposed to protect their property from being stolen?

"A similar screenplay is already on file," the production companies' first rank of soldiers sent out on the field will say in reply to your NDA request. They'll go flat face at your story but pitch "a similar one" to the insiders as if theirs or someone they know. Boom! Someone on the "in" writes the screenplay in three days since the story is already written. Just an example of how creatives collaborate.


While a Non-Disclosure Agreement will protect your screenplay, so will copyrighting it with the Library of Congress, and so will publishing it under your name. You can have an NDA ready to sign BEFORE submitting the screenplay; if it is signed they'll probably buy it and you have a damn good agent.

Let's ask a lawyer. Ring? Read the next episode of "Screenwriters Rock the World" in which TAT Productions will present the Copyright Law explained by a lawyer.


Join the Screenwriter's Rock the World community and receive a complimentary 10 minute read of your script— any genre. Ten minutes should be ten pages. In the first ten pages the standard is to have introduced the hero's world, the problem, and the decision. It's something like "Someone wanted to --- but----," The adventure begins.


A screenplay coverage helps scriptwriters tap into the readability and biases you may not even know are there. When we live in a world in which we must be sensitive to other people's feelings, we take care in not projecting biases in our work.


Likewise, formatting a screenplay is a bit tricky. So, there are some stringent and not so stringent rules new writers should follow. Seasoned and produced writers may be able to personalize their writing style to whatever they want. But when it comes to presenting a work such as when you pitch to a company or individual and place the screenplay on their lap, you don't want to show any formatting mistakes on your work which will make you look like a novice. And you don't want to have any typos or spelling errors, either.

A professional script writer will give your screenplay a thorough dramatic and technical summary analysis so that you can polish the diamond. You'll not only be able to keep true to format, you'l see where your turning points are throughout the script, and be able to set the characters' arc aligned with them.

Get ready to pitch with a coverage that can bring you closer to your dream and protect your rights.






















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All that remained of the blue planet was a patch of green —a tepui. A formidable self-contained ecosystem encapsulated by massive rock formations shooting straight on all sides and leveled off on top like a mesa and located in the center of the Amazon basin¬—the perfect bomb shelter. To create awareness of how we can train our minds, visit Utopia.

UNDER AND AROUND THE EARTH

When the bomb threat alarm went off inside the Hwan residence near the ostentatious Cheongdam Park neighborhood, Dr. Hwan, a middle-age woman wearing a doctor’s coat froze in her tracks. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. “It’s time,” she said, starting the count down as she entered her daughter’s room down the hall. “There is no time for goodbyes; let’s go!” Eight year-old Misa jumped to her feet and took her mother’s hand. On the phone, the father clenched his teeth and forced himself to smile while his family rushed to escaped. Dr. Hwan rolled out a large metal chest from a closet door in the hallway revealing an elevator chute. Mother and daughter entered the chute, their hearts pounding. They hugged. Above them, a red light turned on, the floor beneath them opened and down the chute twisting and turning as if on a wild rollercoaster ride, they escaped.

Who were the chosen ones? And where did they escape to? How would they survive.

You may guess that the Hwan family must have gone into hiding in a modern bomb shelter directly under the home. But after several weeks in the bunker, this story (Utopia) takes them deeper into and around the globe.

HAVE YOU PLANNED YOUR ESCAPE FROM THE END OF THE WORLD YET?

The growing possibility of a thermonuclear blast, a virus pandemic, an alien invasion, or other catastrophes that can jeopardize human life on Earth, motivated the construction of several modern day bunkers.

Underground shelters are not a novel thing. The ancient underground city, Derinkuyu, in Cappadocia, Turkey, was built in the 6th or 7th century BCE and was utilized throughout the centuries as a shelter from invaders and war. Visitors find a 200 ft deep, 12 story city connected by tunnels that can house more than 20,000 people. See below.

Derinkuyu

In modern times, people around the world have been building safe shelters to survive doomsday since the 60s. Today, you can purchase prefab steel bunkers ready to install or DIY kits. These shelters have a special air filtering system with battery backup, can have concrete reinforcement, measure up to 14 X 50 feet, and up to 20 feet underground with professional engineer certificates for a blast load rating of about 3,000 pounds per square foot. Prices start at around $9,000. To find out more click here. More luxurious bunkers, however, and can go as high as $17 million. It’s mind boggling to think of all the essentials like waste management, running water, perishable and non-perishable food supplies, medical supplies, and the list goes on. For example, located near Tifton, Georgia, a two level, 13-bedroom bunker runs for 17 million dollars and boasts all the amenities of a modern luxury including a theater, gym, and commercial kitchen. Its steel and concrete reinforced walls will keep you safe from even a 20-kiloton nuclear blast.

During the Cold War, the US built several missile silos (underground missile launch facilities) scattered throughout the US in top secret locations. Some of these unused missile silos have been refurbished into bomb shelters and run from $400,000 up to $3.2 million. However, the longest these shelters can hold their doomsday residents is 5 years. If interested take a look at the possibilities.

In the book Utopia, a YA novel, the Hwan family and others like it were prepared to meet the challenge of a thermo nuclear war that would devastate the Earth’s ecosystems and decimate human population. A plan was put in place to push the restart button on civilization by selecting hundreds of trained survivors from the four corners of the world who were highly qualified whose mission was to create a different kind of system in which war would not be an option and power would not be sought. Instead, the mind would be developed.

Read Utopia to find out how.

#mindfulawareness #newagemovement #utopia #YAnovel

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HOW DANGEROUS IS THE WORLD?

Sci-fi works like Utopia will make you question what the increasing possibilities of a nuclear apocalypse is. As this World Peace article claims: The World is more than dangerous. Not to be the bearer of unpleasantries, but if you have ever felt like you are walking across a landmine, guess what? You are. We all are. That’s a fact of life most figure out before the age of 15. But by then, the bad guys will have been identified and justification found. War, then, will continue on and on along with innumerable natural disasters that beget the world. Sounds like the Apocalypse right?

WHO AND HOW WILL LIFE ON EARTH SURVIVE WHEN ATOMIC NUCLEI SPLIT APART OR COME TOGETHER?

How likely are we to survive a million megaton of TNT ? To put it into perspective, a 2017 article in the tech site Alphr, quotes a study which concluded that “With “just” 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, 20 million would immediately die, five million tons of smoke would hit the stratosphere, and we’d enter nuclear winter. Global temperatures drop and agriculture would struggle causing famine and yet more deaths. A 2012 study projected that a 100-bomb nuclear war would cause two billion people to starve.”

Whether fission, fusion, or a combination of both, atomic or hydrogen, a nuclear apocalypse looms forebodingly over our present and future. Just imagine for a second being one of the survivors of the ecocide. What would the next chapter of human society look like? What would you propose we can do differently next time around? Utopia is a book written by a former teacher who saw the need to change the narrative of the hero of a thousand masks, to that of the hero within, unmasked. Yes, we follow the leader and worship idols, but once we become aware of that fallacy we can overcome duality.

WILL NEW AGE MOVEMENTS AND MINDFUL AWARENESS DEVELOP WORLD PEACE?

Could there be a world without black and white, right or wrong, good or bad? Truth, Wisdom, and above all, Compassion, the works of the One which abides in All, in Each of US. Individually, we are the universal consciousness which acts on these principles. HOW LIKELY is a nuclear apocalypse? What will happen to life on earth if kilotons and megatons of TNT are released into the atmosphere? What about a new societal order based on Peace? Haven’t we had enough examples of how we CAN NOT expect to create peace with war? Who are we kidding? Not kids for sure. They know! Give Peace a chance!

#mindfulawareness #newagemovement #utopia #YAnovel

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