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Michael Allen | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 4, 2015

Michael Allen

Author Of Novels & Screenplays
   United States
  |   Clearwater, FL
  |  2:58 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $14
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The author of "A River in the Ocean," I have written professionally since 2000 when I received my first book deal. Since then, I have written over twenty books and ten screenplays. My main skill is writing the story! But, I have a full package of skills that are very helpful for clients who want their story published or they want it told on the big screen.

"I had lived the story, but I still couldn't stop myself from turning pages to see how it ended," are the words from a recent client very happy with the work I did on her novel about...

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Wrote the novel about a single father and his daughter. They become separated by a near...
My book of poetry "Thoughts and Reconsideration."
My children's book "When You Miss Me."
My first published novel "A Danger to Society."

Skills (4)

Author of over Twenty Novels and Ten Screenplays
Creative Writing

Service Description

When I write a book, I want as much information as you can give me. I can take a concept and write the entire book from just that. But the more information, the better.

I can write an outline that we can both go through. Then, I write the book from that outline. I can write a book in a month. But, I like to work according to milestones. I have written books in two weeks because a client needed it finished. I have also written a book in two months because a client needed longer to pay. I'm quite flexible that way.

When I write a screenplay, I like to work on a treatment first. I have written several screenplays with this approach and it always works out great. Once the treatment is finished and approved, I write the screenplay according to the treatment.

But, a screenplay is a living breathing beast. As I write it, other story lines start to reveal themselves. I talk them over with my client and determine the best way to go with the story. I love the sense of discovery as if the story is writing itself. Sometimes a turn lends itself to a different story structure and a new ending. That's how the great screenplays are written!

When I edit books or screenplays, I not only find grammar or spelling errors, but I also look for ways to strengthen the story. Sometimes when writers edit themselves, they might leave a gap in the story. That's what I find. I map out the entire story and then find the details that need work.

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Michael Allen
Writer/ Business Consultant
2003 - Present
My range of work varies widely. I recently wrote a screenplay about a lady and a man from two different countries who fall in love. After learning how to speak to each other, they now must learn...
Sean Davis, Producer, Columbia, Maryland
2009 - 2009
I wrote the screenplay for the soon to be released movie Wooji, that might undergo a name change by the time it is produced. I was contacted by Sean Davis who had a concept and a contract with...
Vu Nguyen, Producer, Fort Worth, Texas
2009 - 2009
I wrote the screenplay for the soon to be released movie Between the Bullets, I think we are set on that title. In just the same way as I encountered the project with Sean Davis, I was contacted...
New Age Dimensions
2005 - 2006
Checked manuscripts for grammar and spelling errors. Gave insight into the writing styles for the authors so their work would be more consistent and alive. Met extremely strict deadlines without a...
OTC Publishing
Writer/ Editor
2003 - 2006
Wrote several books on various topics ranging from Golf to Dream Interpretations. Wrote articles and press releases to inform the public and generate interest. Honed communication skills working...
John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc.
2000 - 2001
Contracted by John Gordon Burke to write a book about New Urbanism, a fairly new city design that focuses on the needs of the pedestrian. Read hundreds of articles, read several books and visited...


Frostburg State University
Administration and Supervision, M.A.
1999 - 2003
Frostburg State University
English Education B.S.
1997 - 1999
Allegany College of Maryland
Political Science A.S.
1995 - 1997
James Monroe High School
High School Diploma
1984 - 1988


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Member Since
October 2008
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