The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers

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by Karl Iglesias
     
 

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You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest!

In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting

Overview

You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest!

In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise).

You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as:

  • Be Comfortable with Solitude
  • Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay
  • Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities
  • Write Terrible First Drafts
  • Don't Work for Free
  • Write No Matter What
This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440527890
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
314,806
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Karl Iglesias is a screenwriter and sought-after script doctor specializing in the reader's emotional response to the written page. He is the author of Writing for Emotional Impact and a contributor to the anthology, Now Write! Screenwriting. He teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, where he was named Outstanding Instructor in Screenwriting in 2010.

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101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for aspiring screenwriters. A concise, informative, insightful tool you can't put down. Lot's of tips from published writers. Simply terrific. Buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to learn how to write a script, you have plenty of books to choose from Field, McKee, Hauge, Seger, Hunter etc. Last time I checked, a search on screenwriting-related books yielded over 680 resuts! You gotta be kidding me! Anyone who's read even one book must know the rules by now, but how many know how to BE a screenwriter, especially a professional with the necessary skills to be a success in Hollywood? Check out this new book. It is literally about living the screenwriter's life, in the words of the top scribes in the biz. They share their habits, explore their writing environments and creative processes, and give us a glimpse of their daily passions and obsessions. It covers everything aspiring writers always wanted to know about what it's really like to be a screenwriter but never had the chance to ask a successful one... until now. A valuable addition to any writer's library of must-have books. Oh, and I almost forgot! There's a cool foreword by UCLA Professor Lew Hunter himself. Check it out... and 'Write on! as he's so fond of saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this I feel much more prepared and knowledgeable about the craft. Recommended.
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