Sunday, September 26, 2010


New writers need a kick-in-the-pants method to get them writing.

Books on writing are driving writers away from the craft of writing and turning them into authors of "stereo instructions" or causing them not to write at all. The state of writing instruction in the modern era focuses too highly on generating a massive amount of supporting material (little of which will ever be used in the final draft) and sucks all of the excitement for writing out of the would-be scribe. The passion for writing has been lost in a sea of technical outlining that pervades every aspect of writing from fiction to marketing. What is worse is that most wannabe writers get so frustrated with the entire mandated minutia surrounding the art that they abandon their efforts altogether.

Author Nicholas Iandolo has written a book that addresses this very concern. "I have found through my teaching efforts that writers start out with great passion and fire but invariably let their fears and self-consciousness over the writing process thwart their grand endeavors." This is where his book 'Cut The Crap and WRITE THAT DAMN SCREENPLAY!' comes in. It is the concise no baloney-salami book on screenwriting, written to get the new writer past those inhibitions to stop making excuses and get the writing done.

'Cut The Crap and WRITE THAT DAMN SCREENPLAY!' not only motivates the writer by screaming directly into their creative soul, it also provides simple yet effective tools that help them quickly and efficiently get those stories together. Furthermore, writers can apply the principles in this book to any form of written discourse from novels, business proposals, magazine articles, to ad campaigns-this book goes well beyond its gritty title.

"Cut the Crap is amazing; easily the best script advice I've ever seen… It is the Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant of screenwriting books… this is a book for writers, and if you aren't one when you start reading, you'll be one when you're done," says Daniel Thron, Filmmaker, Los Angeles CA.

Writers do not your waste time pouring over writing books that you are never going to finish reading let alone carry out all of their inane writing exercises. 'Cut The Crap and WRITE THAT DAMN SCREENPLAY!' is a quick read and even quicker at getting you writing!

'Cut The Crap and WRITE THAT DAMN SCREENPLAY!' is on sale now at and available in eBook format for Apple's iPad & iPhone. Find Nicholas Iandolo on Facebook at: cutthecrapandwrite, and follow him on Twitter @cutcrapwrite. Visit to learn more about the author and his work.

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