RECOMMENDED SCREENWRITING BOOKS
Screenwriting books you should have —
- A Martian Wouldn’t Say That ~ Leonard B. Stern
- Adventures in the Screen Trade ~ William Goldman
- Conversations With My Agent ~ Rob Long
- Creating Unforgettable Characters ~ Linda Seger
- Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics ~ Michael Rabiger
- Making a Good Script Great ~ Linda Seger
- The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide ~ Max Adams
- Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach ~ Paul Gulino
- The Screenwriter’s Bible ~ David Trottier
- The Script is Finished, Now What Do I Do? ~ K. Callan
- The Secrets of Action Screenwriting ~ William C. Martell
- Your Screenplay Sucks: 100 Ways to Make it Great ~ William M. Akers
GOAL VS TASK One thing to keep in mind plotting a story is that there is a difference between a primary story goal and tasks protagonists undertake to achieve the primary story goal. For example, looking at the film The Blues Brothers, (1980 starring Dan Aykroyd and...
SOUTH PARK WRITERS SHARE THEIR WRITING RULE #1 This is a great presentation from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker on plotting using the key words “but” and “therefore.” It’s brilliant. Watch it. [video...
DANCES WITH WOLVES, MICHAEL BLAKE EXT. INDIAN CAMP – DUSK Several travois are parked in a clearing. It’s a scene of terrible woe. On the travois are dead bodies. Women members of several families are grieving as they collect the dead men. Some are shrieking, some are...