Books on Screenwriting

By Gatsby Books

By Gatsby Books

Ever notice how The Great Gatsby and Sunset Boulevard end the same way—with a guy dead in a pool?

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

Blake Snyder

$21.95 $19.76

When they made Breakfast at Tiffany's into a movie, they saved the cat. In the novel the cat was never seen again. There is a lesson here. Disregard it at your own peril.

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Robert McKee

$42.50 $38.25

If you have a story in your head, but you can't put it down on paper, then you don't got a story. This book will either help you or disabuse you of illusion.

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting (Revised)

Syd Field

$17.00 $15.64

In order to get this book's references, you'll have to watch movies from the 1970s—that alone is worth the price of this book.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

$17.00 $15.64

Perhaps Stephen King knows a thing or two about writing that you don't. Buy the book.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

$23.95 $21.56

With his life's work forever connected to the success of Star Wars, it was a tender mercy that Joseph Campell didn't live to see The Phantom Menace.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Jessica Brody

$15.99 $14.71

Reverse engineer your unsold screenplay. Turn it into a novel. Sell the novel. Write the adapted screenplay.

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler and Michele Montez

$27.95 $25.16

Synchronicity abounds in this depth psychology classic disguised as a writer's manual.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg

$14.95 $13.75

Because writing should be as natural as breathing.

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity Third Edition/Expanded (Third Edition, Expanded)

Ray D Bradbury

$14.95 $13.75

That one drop of creativity that justifies all of human experience.

Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

Robert McKee

$35.00 $31.50

Discover what you're really trying to say—and leave it at that.