Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourself.pdf
Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start pitching or directing your completed screenplay, this is the most important book on screenwriting you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for film and television, the art of words, dialogue and scene-setting, and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of screenwriting, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focusing on how to pitch and get your work optioned, how to work as part of a team, which courses you do - and don't - need, and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.
Charles Harris is an award-winning director, consultant, and tutor. He has worked with top names from James Stewart and Ricky Tomlinson to Spike Milligan and Alexei Sayle. As a film editor for BBC and C4, he moved on to direct TV and theatre, winning awards around the world. His first professional feature script was optioned for Hollywood production, and his first feature as director, Paradise Grove, won international awards and was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards.