So You Want to be a Screenwriter: A Book List

Book cover for Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKeeUnlike other forms of writing, when you write a screenplay, a teleplay or a stage play, your job is only just beginning.

And often, the easiest part is the writing itself.

It’s the rest of the job — pitching the script, doing a multitude of requested rewrites, being ignored and generally treated worse than hired help . . . and then they send your script out to somebody you’ve never heard of who rewrites the whole thing from scratch!

Nonetheless, there are people who long to get their stories up on the silver screen. These books can teach you how to write the screenplay, how to sell your story and how to survive afterward with your ego intact.

So You Want to be a Screenwriter?

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