Writing Screenplays & Storytelling Tricks – Michael Hauge

Writing Screenplays that Sell by Michael Hauge

Writing Screenplays that Sell is not only a must-read for screenwriters but any serious writer striving to perfect storytelling. After Syd Field's Screenplay, no other screenwriting book played a greater role in my development. Finding this book when it was released in the late '80s was nothing short of a godsend. 

"No one is better than Michael Hauge," said Will Smith, "at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story." 

There are five essential books that every person who wants to write screenplays should read. One of them is Writing Screenplays That Sell, and the other four don’t matter. --Terry Rossio, screenwriter

While some writers outside Hollywood scoff at the idea of studying a book written for screenwriters, I included three books on writing screenplays because the storytelling methods taught by these Hollywood giants apply to all storytelling forms. Michael Hauge is a relentless teacher who offers a variety of workshops. If you get an opportunity, I recommend participating in one of Hauge's workshops. He's one of the best in the business and every writer will benefit from studying under a person who understand story structure as well as anybody. 

A Story Master

Michael Hauge is not a mere storyteller, but a story master. Hauge's goal is to make storytelling easier for anybody who has a story to tell. He works with writers and aspiring writers one-on-one, through books and recordings, delivers keynote speeches, and through workshops for writers and filmmakers. Besides writers, business people, lawyers, speakers, and others participate in the workshops. If you have a story to tell, Hauge can help tell it better. In fact, he will help you show, not tell. 


Why does every kind of writer, and even non-writers, turn to Michael Hauge for storytelling guidance. As a top script consultant and author for nearly four decades, He has worked with Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, and over 70,000 people worldwide. 

Two Thumbs Up!

  • 70,000 satisfied students can't be wrong!
  • Learn what is most important in every scene.
  • You will master storytelling. 
  • ​Study under a living legend.


Writing Screenplays that Sell by Michael Hauge is 1 of 12 writing books every author should master. 

Do yourself a favor and add this book to your writer’s toolbox!

Jerry Beller

Jerry Beller is the lead author and researcher at Beller Health Research Institute, and the founder of the Author Alliance. 

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