Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned a reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his seminars.
In this new staple, arguably second only to McKee's "Story," the late Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. "Save the Cat" presents ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying.
A real gem on the craft of screenwriting, Syd Field's preeminent book on screenwriting provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product.
Field makes the art of film writing accessible to novices and helps practiced writers improve.
As befits more than twenty years in Hollywood, Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman's sparkling memoir is as entertaining as many of the films he has helped to create.
From the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men and Marathon Man.
Crafty Screenwriting not only to offers a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but explains what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable."
Alex Epstein diagnoses problems that other books barely address.
The Writer's Journey has become one of the essential texts for screenwriters who want to harness the three act structure.
The Writer's Journey explores how the ancient patterns and wisdom of world myths still have value for writers as a guideline to structure and a source of creative inspiration.
The Horowitz System shows how to turn an idea into the first draft of a screenplay.
In 10 weeks or less, 80 percent of students who follow the method have completed original, well-structured scripts.
Used as a textbook at New York University for over 10 years.
A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script. Among its wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals.
This is six books in one.