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Resource books for screenplay writers

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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

Syd Field
ISBN: 0385339038, Paperback - 10.88 BUY

One of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood. This third edition is updated to include the specifics of writing via computer.

The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition [ILLUSTRATED]

Christopher Vogler
ISBN: 193290736X, Paperback - Available new and used from 17.79 BUY

The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.

How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

Denny Martin Flinn
ISBN: B000RIJWW2, Paperback - 9.99 BUY

Author Dean Martin Flinn, an experienced script reader, details the common rookie mistakes that drive script readers crazy. Flinn makes no pretense of being able to teach anyone how to write the next Great American Film--or for that matter the next Stupid Summer Blockbuster. Instead he offers information that will help keep the novice screenwriter's opus from being immediately tossed on the trash pile (arguably a more valuable service).

Breakfast with Sharks: A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the Deal, and Navigating the Murky Waters of Hollywood

Michael Lent
ISBN: B0012T6O1M, Paperback - 9.99 BUY

Unlike most of the screenwriting books available, here's one that tells you what to do after you've finished your surefire-hit screenplay. Written from the perspective of Michael Lent, an in-the-trenches working screenwriter in Hollywood, this is a real-world look into the script-to-screen business as it is practiced today.

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