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Screenwriting

  • The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script by David Trottier
  • The Secrets Of Action Screenwriting by William C. Martell
  • Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger
  • Stealing Fire from the Gods: A Dynamic New Story Model for Writers and Filmmakers by James Bonnet
  • Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
  • How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make by Denny Martin Flinn
  • 500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend by Jennifer M. Lerch
  • How to Write a Movie in 21 Days: The Inner Movie Method by Viki King
  • How to Write a Selling Screenplay: A Step-By-Step Approach to Developing Your Story... by Christopher Keane
  • Power Screenwriting: The 12 Stages of Story Development by Michael Chase Walker
  • Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
  • The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems by Syd Field
  • The Screenwriter's Workbook by Syd Field
  • The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Salable Screenplay by D. B. Gilles
  • THE WRITER'S BLOCK 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekulak
  • Script Magic : Subconscious Techniques to Conquer Writer's Block by Marisa D'Vari
  • Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love by Katherine Atwell Herbert
  • Writing Screenplays That Sell by Michael Hauge

    Story Structure

  • Secrets of Screenplay Structure: How to Recognize & Emulate the Structural Frameworks of Great films. by Linda J. Cowgill
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
  • How To Write High Structure, High Concept Movies by Rob Tobin
  • Writing the Second Act: Building Conflict and Tension in Your Film Script by Michael Halperin

    Comedy

  • Writing the Romantic Comedy by Billy Mernit
  • Laughing Out Loud: Writing the Comedy-Centered Screenplay by Andrew Horton
  • The Comedy Bible: From Stand-Up to Sitcom: The Comedy Writer's Ultimate How-To-Guide by Judy Carter

    Research

  • Screenwriting on the Internet: Researching, Writing and Selling Your Script on the Web by Christopher Wehner
  • Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay by Syd Field
  • The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider's Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers. by Karl Iglesias, Lew Hunter

    Marketing and Pitching

  • The Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Yourself and Your Movie Idea to Hollywood by Ken Rotcop, James K. Shea, Marlane McGarry
  • How to Sell Your Screenplay: The Real Rules of Film and Television by Carl Sautter
  • Opening the Doors to Hollywood: How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Book, Screenplay, Manuscript by Carlos De Abreu, Howard Jay Smith
  • The Script-Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider's Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced by Kathie Fong Yoneda, Pamela Wallace
  • The Screenwriter's Survival Guide: Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War by Max Adams
  • Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriter's Agents, 2002-2003: Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over! by Skip Press

    Directing

  • The Director's Journey: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers & Actors. by Mark W. Travis

    Agents

  • 2006 Guide To Literary Agents by Kathryn S. Brogan, Robert Lee Brewer, Joanna Masterson
    (Sell an agent on your work and more than half the battle's won.)

    Writing Software

  • Write a Best Seller Encore Software
  • Writer's Dreamkit 4.0 Write Brothers
  • Hollywood Screenwriter Write Brothers


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