Want to learn the ins and outs of professional writing? Get advice from a pro. Don't know any? You do now. In How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write, celebrated screenwriter, author, and editor Skip Press makes himself your personal source for the practical, real-world advice you need to build a successful professional writing career.
Learn how to choose your direction as a writer, write a query letter, format a screenplay, approach people who can help you, and find work writing everything from greeting cards to genre novels. Press gives you one-stop access to all of this and much more. You'll learn how to:
- Overcome your fears and start writing
- Manage your writing time
- Use the proper formats for TV, film, radio, stage, fiction, and more
- Get paid for writing ad copy, corporate reports, and magazine articles
- Write proposals that sell your ideaand you
- Impress editors with your professionalism
Don't let fear and uncertainty condemn you to a life of dabbling. When your fingers hesitate over the keyboard, flip through this thought-of-everything guide, and let Skip Press answer your questions, build your confidence, and put you to work.Skip Press
is the author of The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood
(Barnes & Noble Books, 0-7607-6110-8) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting
, among many other books. He has taught at UCLA and the Academy of Art College, and his online screenwriting course is available in almost 900 colleges and universities around the world. Press has appeared as a featured speaker at writer's conferences across the United States and regularly serves on entertainment industry panels. He lives in Southern California.