What Makes a Screenplay Work?

World-renowned script consultant Dr. Linda Seger shows you how the great writers do it.
“Linda's technique is a light to see by.”
Ray Bradbury
Linda Seger's Seger Notes

Concise analyses of great screenplays

Are you a film student? Linda Seger show you how prizewinning screenwriters lay out the building blocks of great structure.

Are you a screenwriter? Linda Seger's penetrating analyses will help you sharpen your writing chops.

Are you a film teacher? Linda Seger puts concise, well-researched analysis at your fingertips.

Are you a film buff? Linda Seger's appreciation of the nuances of great storytelling will enhance your film viewing experience.

“I've used [Linda Seger's] concepts on all my films starting with Apollo 13.
Ron Howard

Seger Notes #4:
Jojo Rabbit

Screenplay by Takia Waititi

Shakespeare in Love

Linda Seger’s analysis of Jojo Rabbit explores the cognitive dissonance at the heart of black comedy, and how a constantly shifting tone gives a satire emotional depth.

Price: $5.25

Seger Notes #3:
Shakespeare in Love

Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Shakespeare in Love

Linda Seger’s analysis of Shakespeare in Love reveals how the writers blended research with their own creative struggles to deepen character and give a historical story contemporary resonance.

Price: $5.25

Seger Notes #2:

Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor,
based on the novel by Rex Pickett


Linda Seger's analysis of Sideways shows you how to develop conflict and make a small-scale story compelling.

Price: $5.25

Seger Notes #1:
The African Queen

Screenplay by James Agee, John Huston, and Peter Viertel,
based on the novel by C. S. Forester

AFrican Queen

Linda Seger's analysis of The African Queen gives you a deeper understanding of scene sequences and how to balance a primary personal story with a larger-world story.

Price: $5.25

Forthcoming titles include:

  • Green Book
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Sting
  • Crash

About Linda Seger

Linda Seger Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the role of script consultant when she began her business in 1981, based on a method for analyzing scripts she developed for her dissertation project. She has consulted on over 2,000 scripts, including over 50 produced feature films and over 35 produced television projects. Her clients include Ray Bradbury ("Linda's technique is a light to see by"), William Kelley, Linda Lavin, and production companies, film studios, producers, directors, and writers from over thirty countries.

An internationally-known speaker in the area of screenwriting, Linda Seger has taught and lectured in over 30 countries, presenting screenwriting seminars and a master class which trains script consultants. She has given seminars for major studios, television networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, RAI, and ZDF, film commissions, universities, and film schools.

Making a Good Script Great, by Linda Seger Linda Seger is the author of 16 books, ten of them on screenwriting, including the bestselling Writing Great Dialogue, Making a Good Script Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters, Writing Subtext, and You Talkin' to Me: How to Write Great Dialogue.

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