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Story by Robert McKee Report Abuse
Robert McKee is known the world over for his screenwriting classes. Instead of taking a class, why not just buy the book? McKee's Story is packed full of screenwriting lessons and most don't disagree with his methods, which are a little more lenient than Syd Field.
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The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script by David Trottier Report Abuse
This book is essential for learning the format of screenwriting. There are also helpful tips to go along with it. If you ever wondered how to write out a specific scene in your script, take a look at this book.
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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field Report Abuse
This Syd Field book is one of the most famous screenwriting books. A lot of people have opinions about this book. A good reason to read it in case anyone makes a reference to it, since it's been around for a long time.
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The Screenwriting Formula: Why It Works and How To Use It by Rob Tobin Report Abuse
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The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri Report Abuse
Not specifically a screenwriting book, The Art of Dramatic Writing breaks down how to make your scripts more powerful and dramatic. This book helps writers explore and hone their ideas.
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Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder Report Abuse
A new screenwriting book to the scene that has been touted by screenwriters. This is a straight forward approach to writing a screenplay with help on outlining.
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How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make by Denny Martin Flinn Report Abuse
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Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great by William M. Akers Report Abuse
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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days by Viki King Report Abuse
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The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 2nd Edition by Christopher E. Vogler Report Abuse
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Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made by Alex Epstein Report Abuse
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How to Write a Damn Good Thriller: A Step-by-Step Guide for Novelists and Screenwriters by James N. Frey Report Abuse
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting by Skip Press Report Abuse
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The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider's Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers by Karl Iglesias Report Abuse
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500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend by Jennifer Lerch Report Abuse
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On Directing Film by David Mamet Report Abuse
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Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434: The Industry's Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay by Lew Hunter Report Abuse
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Screenplay: Writing the Picture by William Missouri Downs Report Abuse
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Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing by Richard Walter Report Abuse
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20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald Tobias Report Abuse
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