Sunday, April 1, 2012



“With her engaging, insightful Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays! Susan Kouguell provides a valuable contribution to the ever-burgeoning world of screenwriting education. Avoiding highfalutin academic jargon, in clear, cogent language Kouguell illuminates the central principles that drive successful dramatic narratives. Most notably, she integrates story and character in a way that expands and enhances writers’ ability to tackle the daunting challenge that confronts all writers of worthy screenplays.”
Professor Richard Walter, UCLA Screenwriting Chairman

“Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays! is chock full of useful examples and exercises to help beginning and seasoned screenwriters deepen their characters. But don't let the title fool you: the book will also help you improve your screenplay structure as well as guide your thinking process as you decide which genre best suits your story. I can't recommend it highly enough.”
Barry Brodsky, Director, Emerson College Screenwriting Certificate Program

“Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays! is definitely a welcome and useful addition to the screenwriting repertoire!”
John Bernstein, Associate Professor, Film, Boston University College of Communication