Story Maps book review in Script Magazine

Story Maps: How to Write a Screenplay has received high marks from Script Magazine’s book reviewer, Heather Hale. Here’s some excerpts from the review…


Calvisi uses both contemporary commercial blockbusters and critical successes as well as the old stalwart classics the average reader is sure to be familiar with as examples. This grounds and contemporizes the readers’ communal frame of reference.

His text, of course, mentions many more (titles) (Aliens, Gladiator, Tropic Thunder, etc.). I list these titles because if you’re studying films in the provenance of yours, I find it’s often worth the retail price for the time and effort a third party took to break down your precursor(s), freeing you up to spend time analyzing its relevance to your project.

There is a lot of great advice here…as I read his Story Maps, I was inspired to rethink my current project. And that’s what it’s all about, right? [full review]

Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT ScreenplayRead excerpts and purchase Story Maps
and Booster Pack #1 in a special bundled deal.
19 Story Maps of 19 great movies.

WRITE YOUR OWN REVIEW

If you’ve enjoyed Story Maps: How to Write a Great Screenplay and you’d like to add your own rating and review, I’d appreciate your opining at…

Purchase/Review Story Maps on BarnesandNoble.com

Purchase/Review Story Maps on iTunes

Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Dan Calvisi

Read excerpts and purchase Story Maps
and Booster Pack #1 in a special bundled deal.

Click to read excerpts

12 more Story Maps for recent hits and classic films

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/actfours/public_html/staging/wp-content/plugins/captcha/captcha.php on line 899

Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/actfours/public_html/staging/wp-content/plugins/captcha/captcha.php on line 901

Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/actfours/public_html/staging/wp-content/plugins/captcha/captcha.php on line 903