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01-03-2003, 05:45 AM
I was wondering if anybody can recommend any good books about screenwritting that has to do with the following matters:
1, Foramtting your script the right way.
2, Marketing your script
3, Creating a good logline/synpois
etc, etc....Only the technical details of writting a script and getting it sold/optioning it.
01-03-2003, 09:55 AM
There are about 150 different threads in the forum dealing with that. Did you read any of them?
01-05-2003, 04:27 PM
Groundling - where do you find the energy to be so peripatetic?
01-08-2003, 03:01 PM
"peripatetic" Wow...big word. :)
Might I recommend you start out with the Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier? I've read several books on screenwriting, but this one was my first and overall the most informative. It will be $20 well spent.
01-10-2003, 10:17 PM
Aside from learning formatting basics and a few do's/don'ts, most screenwriting books aren't worth the $, not because they're a scam, necessarily, but because they can't teach you HOW TO WRITE.
You're better off investing a little time and money in finding a writing group or class and working on your craft. All the "tricks" and "secrets" are no help if you have no sense of story, character development, dialog, plot, etc.
And READ. Read novels and short stories and memoirs and poems and histories and cookbooks, not just screenplays.
Just my 2-cents.
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