It seems fitting, then, to have a new blog post here to list (in no particular order) my favourite screenwriting books on the bookshelf – the ones I return to when I feel the need to kick my own writing up the backside. If you click on the image of the book cover, you’ll be taken through to the Amazon link for each title
Alexandra Sokoloff: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (and Screenwriters!)
Blake Snyder: Save the Cat!
David Morrell: The Successful Novelist
Of course, there are many screenwriting books out there, and I also have a copy of Syd Field’s classic, Screenplay, on the desk next to me here amongst others. However, the three books I’ve listed above have been the most enjoyable for me to read during my writing journey and are those that I know I’ll be re-reading in years to come.
Do you use screenwriting techniques in your writing? What common tricks do you see other novelists using? As always, I'd love to hear from you.
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