How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write: A Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer

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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 ...

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Overview

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 idea—and 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435132566
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/11/2011
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Skip Press is the author of The Ultimate Writer’s Guide to Hollywood 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. For more information, visit his website at www.skippress.com.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    This is a must-have for anyone trying to break into print or who

    This is a must-have for anyone trying to break into print or who wants to change venue. It's not a book that has all the answers, but rather a book gives you the little hints that no one else seems to have put in one place. It also includes books, websites and organizations to use for more in-depth information. Skip Press has not limited the scope of his book, but he also hasn't over-extended himself. This book is easy to read and laid out well so that it can be used reference. How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write is certainly worth owning.

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