SCREENPLAY Unlimited started publishing Emmanuel Oberg's work in 2016 with his introduction to the Story-Type Method, Screenwriting Unchained. It quickly became an international bestseller in screenwriting on Amazon.

The second volume in the Story-Type Method Series, The Screenwriter's Troubleshooter, was published in October 2019 and hit the #2 slot in TV Screenwriting on Amazon U.S. in July 2020.

The third volume in the series, a companion to our new course Writing a Successful TV Series, is scheduled for publication in 2022.

The Storytellers' Guide

'With the Story-Type Method' Series

The first volume sets the foundation, the second volume builds on the first in the most practical way, and the third volume (to be published in 2022) applies the method specifically to TV writing.

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Screenwriting Unchained

The Dogma-Busting Method

In this first volume in the series, written for storytellers eager to reach a wide audience at home and abroad, Oberg sets out a dogma-busting method that will transform the way you develop screenplays.

Average Rating: 4.9 stars (based on 19 ratings)
The Screenwriter's Troubleshooter

The Survival Kit

Building on his ground-breaking approach, Oberg identifies in this second volume the most common screenwriting problems and helps anyone involved in the script development process to resolve them.

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 5 ratings)
Writing a Successful TV Series (Coming in 2022)

The Showrunner's Reference

In this third volume, Oberg explores the specifics of TV Series writing through many case studies (Stranger Things, Sex Education, Big Little Lies and many others). The testimonial ratings below are based on the course.

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 23 ratings)

If, like me, you are always looking for new ways to improve your writing and make it more efficient, this book belongs to your library, along with the best books devoted to the writing (and screenwriting) trade.

Gilbert Gallerne

Great book and well presented – a must read for new and experienced screenwriters.

Piet Marais

If you’re not convinced by some the stuff you’ve read on how to go about writing a ‘Hollywood’ film, then check this book out.

Tony Wilkes

Like the previous book, a great and practical book/manual to utilize.

Piet Marais

Just when I thought there couldn’t possibly be anything more to add on the subject of screenwriting, this book finds it.

Simon Bovey

I have read many books on this subject, and this is among the best out there.

Toby Garfath

Brilliant anaphylactic deconstruction of scriptwriting.

Robert Atkinson

I found it great for helping with a novel, as well as a screenplay!

Lenny Kadner

Emmanuel writes in a wonderfully conversational way, I feel that he is here, talking to me, like a friend. I learnt from page one and could not stop.

Brian O'Baoill

Highly recommended for anybody in the business of film, with an interest in film, or simply with an interest in how and why stories work.


One of those seldom books that makes you rethink what you know and inspires you to look outside the Hollywoodian paradigms.

Frederick Peter Howard

Without question the most useful book in the marketplace on the writing and development process.

Dan MacRae

The Screenwriter’s Troubleshooter is a masterclass in getting unstuck.

Michi Lantz

Screenwriting Unchained is an incredibly comprehensive book and an impressive achievement indeed.

Ed Clarke

I really hate to review this book, because I don’t want the competition knowing about it–it’s that good.

Steven Enloe

Without a doubt the best book on screenwriting and story structure available today.

Gregory Kourilsky

I found advice that would help with the rewrite of my current animated TV series, advice I didn’t even realise I was looking for.

Adam Cullen

Screenwriting Unchained is a remarkable achievement and any storyteller will benefit from it. It’s an unmissable contribution to the topic.

Jean Harambat

An exceptional resource for screenwriters and those trying to break into the business.

Hope-Denee Fortier

This is a lesson from a master of his craft.

Sebastian Foster

I think I have read most of the decent screenwriting books available and this one is by far the best value for money/time/effort.

Marcin Ostasz

Great examples and ties in well with Emmanuel’s first book “Screenwriting Unchained”. I highly recommend this book for screenwriters.


Screenwriting Unchained is the lightsabre of screenwriting books: the Story-Type Method cuts through to the essence and guides you when you are lost.

Matthias Hoene

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