Books to take if you’re planning on being stranded on a desert island. The essential tomes for screenwriters.

(You can help support the ScreenPens site by buying your tools through us. Just click on the titles to go for more reviews and great deals. Thanx MP)

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting For beginners and those of us that need to get back to the basics! Explains the art and science of screenwriting from story concept through structure and character development in a concise, easy to understand manner.

Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
The most comprehensive, yet easy to understand outlining method that is used by everyone in the business.  Chock full of real film examples in many key genres.

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting McKee is a legend in the business having launched the careers of hundreds of story tellers. The most important aspect of this book, aside from the depth of coverage, is that it draws examples from not just film and screenwriting, but all sorts of media (books, mythology etc. ).  A necessary book to enhance your storytelling expertise.

The Screenwriter’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script Literally THE bible on screenwriting format, structure, conventions and outlines. The new edition (4) covers additional aspects of marketing your work and polishing your queries and loglines.

Find more Resources for Screenwriters at the website

%d bloggers like this: