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The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition
by Christopher Vogler
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Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, The Writer’s Journey is a must for all writers interested in further developing their craft. This book is a true classic that is required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, and scholars all over the world.

This is a book about the stories we write, and perhaps more importantly, the stories we live. It is the most influential work I have yet encountered on the art, nature, and the very purpose of storytelling.
—Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenwriter, Deep Impact, Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder


Save the Cat!
 by Blake Snyder
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This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

You’d have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market.
—Screentalk Magazine


Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies
 by Blake Snyder
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In the sequel to his surprise bestseller, Save the Cat!, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.

Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, this book gives readers the key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies from the past 30 years. Snyder reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write — or the one you are currently working on.


Cinematic Storytelling: The 100
Most Powerful Film Conventions
Every Filmmaker Must Know
by Jennifer Van Sijll
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Dialog is one of the best known, and obvious, elements in a film. But the language of cinema is more subtle and sophisticated than dialog alone. From Metropolis to Kill Bill, this remarkable reference guide reveals 100 of the most potent storytelling tools of the medium, compelling cinematic devices beyond dialog for screenwriters and directors to pump up action, develop characters and energize a motion picture's plot.

Van Sijll understands what makes great movies work. A first-rate roadmap and a veritable tour de force of succinct writing.
—Jake Eberts, Executive Producer: Hope and Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, Chicken Run



Selling Your Story in 60 Second: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read
 by Michael Hauge
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Writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work. This proven approach to revealing the key commercial components of a story in a succinct, powerful way will insure that agents, producers and publishers will insist on reading your screenplay.

Michael Hauge’s principles and methods are so well argued that the mysteries of effective screenwriting can be understood.
—Phillip Noyce, Director: Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Quiet American


Stealing Fire From The Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers & Filmmakers, 2nd Edition
 by James Bonnet
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Unlocking the secrets of story reveals the secrets of the mind and awakens the power of story within you. Work with that power and you can steal fire from the gods. Master that power and you can create stories that will live forever.

A lifetime’s labor of love, it provides the reader with insight,and an overview of the creative process through the history of story. I recommend it highly.
—Raymond Singer, Screenwriter: Disney’s Mulan


Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make it Great
 by William M. Akers
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No longer will you worry that a producer or story executive will toss your script in the garbage at page fifteen because "Your Screenplay Sucks!" Akers’ checklist will eliminate all the flaws in your screenplay, guaranteeing a cover-to-cover read.

A book about screenwriting that reads like a good screenplay. It is so full of great stories, examples and advice that I couldn’t put it down.
—Tom Schulman, Academy® Award-Winning Screenwriter, Dead Poets Society


Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV
by Pamela Douglas
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Learn how the industry works from the experts who work in it, told with insight and wit by today’s top television writers and producers including Steven Bochco (Executive Producer: Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, LA Law), John Wells (E.R., The West Wing, Southland), and Damon Lindelof (Lost).

Right now is the golden age of TV drama and Pamela Douglas’s Writing the TV Drama Series is far and away the best resource I know of for any writer wishing to work in this tremendously challenging and rewarding field.
—Daniel Petrie, Jr., President, Writers Guild of America, West and Oscar-nominated writer


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Talk the Talk: A Dialogue Workshop for Scriptwriters
 by Penny Penniston
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In twenty lessons, Talk the Talk gives screenwriters and playwrights a complete tool kit for mastering the art of dialogue and includes more than eighty dialogue-writing exercises to guide classrooms, writers’ groups, or independent study.

Hollywood wants great scripts. Great scripts must have great dialogue. Great dialogue writing begins with this book.
—Brantley M. Dunaway, Producer, Love in the Time of Cholera


The Virgin's Promise: Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening
 by Kim Hudson
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With a Foreward by Christopher Vogler, The Virgin’s Promise demystifies the complexities of archetypes and explores the yin and yang of the Virgin and the Hero as they journey to embrace their power as individuals, and includes a practical guide to putting this new theory into action.

For a work as thought provoking and even profound as this, The Virgin’s Promise is thankfully accessible and not for a minute esoteric during its read. The icing on the cake is Hudson’s style and use of language. At once simple and yet complex. The Virgin’s Promise is a bit like the perfect haiku: Sparse and philosophical.
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Mind Your Business: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide to Your Writing Career
 by Michele Wallerstein
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What should you expect of an agent-client relationship? What should you expect in meetings, negotiations, and social situations? What's the difference between agents, personal managers, business managers, and lawyers? How should you network successfully? How should you write the right query letter?

Former Hollywood literary agent Michele Wallerstein answers all these questions and more as she explains the secrets of maneuvering in the world of Hollywood screenwriters.


Symbols • Images • Codes:
The Secret Language of Meaning
in Film, TV, Games, and Visual Media
by Pamela Jaye Smith
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Symbols • Images • Codes is an accessible collection of visual images in a wide range of categories that will help you express your message through the most powerful medium in existence.

Visuals cross all boundaries: language, geography, culture, age, gender, income, and interests. From blockbuster spectacles to sensitive art films, from MMORPGs to political campaigns, compelling visuals tell and sell your story.

Use the universal language of visual imagery to reach worldwide audiences. Whatever your genre or style, enhance your media product with the proven power of symbols, images, and codes.

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