Book Review: Writing Treatments That Sell:

Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry, Second Edition

If you possess writing talent and want to break into TV and Motion Picture Industry, “Writing Treatments that Sell” is the only book you will ever need.

No, the book won’t help you actually sell your story, but it will help you understand the industry, its needs and prepare you to submit a project that will garner serious consideration. “Writing Treatments that Sell” helps you to see your own project from the perspective of the Development Director and guides you through the steps necessary to shape your product from that point of view.


As a writer, I became so intimately involved with my project that I forget the point of the story and was unable to communicate what the story was about because I no longer knew myself. Often times, while writing, it’s so easy to get bogged down in the muck and mire and lose the point of the story.

Writing Treatments that Sell” helped me focus on the “meat” of the story. The ideas put forth in the book allowed me to lose sight of myself and become an objective reader of my own story. “Writing Treatments That Sell” helped me set up a road-map in an effort to take my story from point A to Point B without losing the flavor.

If anyone has ever asked you what your story, novel or script is about and you can’t tell them in one or two lines, then “Writing Treatments that Sell” is the book for you. Not only will you be able to convince the buyer your story is worthy of production, you will also convince yourself that the story is a cut above the rest.

Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry, Second Edition