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This review is from: Essentials of Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing (Paperback)
To say any book on scriptwriting is "the only book a writer will need" is the much-cliched comment on the hundreds of screenplay tomes available. In the case of Richard Walter's ESSENTIALS OF SCREEWRITING, it is very near the truth. Professor Walter brings his many years of scriptwriting experience to a very readable and practical book.
I could praise every chapter, but Chapter 17, "Script Sales Strategies" should be required reading (and rereading) for every screenplay writer. No kidding! This chapter alone is worth the price of the book. Read it if you read nothing else. Of course, after reading Chapter 17, you won't be able to put the book down.
I'll risk the cliche and go out on a limb to say (argueably) Walter's ESSENTIALS OF SCREENWRITING and Dave Trottier's THE SCREENWRITER'S BIBLE are the only TWO books a screenplay writer must have.
James B. Saunders
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Initial post: Jul 29, 2010 3:35:36 AM PDT
Walter is a worth a read, but Kathy Wright's book is the best I've come across.
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