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Alone in a Room - Secrets of Successful Screenwriters, by John Scott Lewinski.
Do you have what it takes to succeed as a Hollywood screenwriter? This book takes a hard, honest look at what it takes to become a professional screenwriter and it offers insider tips that will greatly improve your chances of becoming a successful screenwriter.

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, by John Truby.
A detailed masterclass, in book format, on how to become a master storyteller. In this book Truby delineates his unique, 22-step plan, on how to craft compelling stories. These techniques are applicable across a range of formats, including screenwriting and novel writing.

The Hollywood Standard, by Christopher Riley.
The Complete & Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style. Everything you need to know about formatting a script from setting your margins to adding shot headings.

Inner Drives, by Pamela Jaye Smith.
How to Write & Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation.

The Mad Hot Adventures of an Unlikely Documentary Filmmaker, by Amy Sewell.
The adventures of a stay-at-home mom turned documentary filmmaker. This book follows Sewell through the entire filmmaking process, from initial idea to final viewing, of her award winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.

Pitching Hollywood, by Jonathan Koch and Robert Kosberg, with Tanya Meurer Norman.
How to Sell Your TV and Movie Ideas. A precise and comprehendible overview of the entire process of developing and pitching a movie or TV idea or script.

The Real, Low Down, Dirty Truth About Hollywood Agenting, by Rima Greer.
A practical and insightful guide into the world of a Hollywood agent - what they do, how you get one, and how they can help you sell your script.

Screenwriting From the Heart, by James Ryan.
The Technique of the Character-Driven Screenplay: An Indispensable Guide to Developing Dramatic and Passionate Screenplays Based on Compelling Characters.



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