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Screenplays and Scripts
21 Ways to Better Your Chances of Winning Screenplay Contests - Elizabeth English
Creating Character and Characterization in Screenplays - Elizabeth English
Evaluating Your Movie Idea - Laura Brennan
The Field of Dreams: Conflict as Metaphor in Screenplays - Elizabeth English
From Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation - Lynne Pembroke and Jim Kalergis
How to Develop Your Premise into a Compelling Script - Kathryn McCullough
The Making of a Hollywood Film: A Guide for Screenwriters - Elizabeth English
Securing Film Rights to Published Material - Lenore Wright
What is Coverage? - Kathryn McCullough
Writing the Prize-Winning Script - Laura Brennan
Writing the TV Spec Script - Laura Brennan

The Screening Room: Q&A on Screenwriting, by Laura Brennan
How Can I Sell Scripts to a Show I Love?
How Do You Get Your First Job?
Should I Produce My Own Films?
Turning a Novel into a Screenplay
Pitch, Outline, Synopsis or Treatment?
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Should I Pay an Agent to Rewrite my Script? What if My Idea Is Stolen?
Pitching an Educational Reality Show
Contacting Actors; Writing from Outside Hollywood
Turning a Short Story into an Animated Film; Paying a Writer for a Treatment
Should I Write My Own Screenplay from my Novel?
Of Agents and E-mails
Pitching to a Network
Where Do I Start?
Compensation for Options
Must I Write a Screenplay to Sell My Story Idea?
Feature Agents; Pitching a Reality Show
Becoming (and Remaining) a Working Writer

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My Story Can Beat Up Your Story: Ten Ways to Toughen Up Your Screenplay from Opening Hook to Knockout Punch

Notes to Screenwriters

Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Save the Cat! Strikes Back

The Screenwriter's Bible

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds


Writing the Horror Movie

Writing Screenplays that Sell

Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great

The Art and Craft of Playwriting

The Dramatic Writer's Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories

The Dramatist's Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright

The Elements of Playwriting

Naked Playwriting: The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare

The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

Playwrighting, Brief and Brilliant

Playwriting For Dummies

Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically

Playwriting Seminars 2.0


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