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Todd Klick is the #1 bestselling author of Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know. His newest book, Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters, is slated for a July 2016 release by MWP, the #1 publisher for film and television books. Todd is also a contributing author to the #1 bestselling Tarcher-Penguin book, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers. Todd’s stories earned accolades with the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and the PAGE International screenwriting competitions. He has optioned and sold numerous scripts. Todd is a frequent speaker and panelist at writing conventions, contributor to The Huffington Post and MovieMaker Magazine, and has appeared on Dateline NBC and NPR to promote his work.

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“I followed the beats spelled out in this book while watching Moneyball and it totally synced! My writing partner and I were very impressed. Really enjoying the simple eye opening take on story telling. Thanks!”

Malek Houlihan
Musician/Writer
“As a filmmaker and professor, I recommend Todd's book as a wonderful addition to any screenwriting student’s, or professional’s, resource library.”

Jeff Day
Writer/Professor
"Todd's advice seamlessly moves from macro to micro: He covers big issues and small details equally well and thoroughly. In terms of big issues like story structure and character arc, he not only points out areas that need improvement and why something isn't working, but offers concrete suggestions on how to solve story problems. Todd also lets the writer know what she's doing well. That makes the laborious task of revision a little easier when one can see the positive side of the ledger, too. Todd's turn around time is quick and his prices are reasonable. I recommend him highly."

Kathryn Minnick
Screenwriter
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