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READING FOR A LIVING Paperback – February 25, 2015
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READING FOR A LIVING is a fantastic refresher course in screenwriting, as well as a window into what the movie industry is looking for in a script today. It is a must for any aspiring screenwriter! -- Amanda Silver, Screenwriter (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, An Eye for an Eye)
This is one terrific book....(READING FOR A LIVING), written with intelligence and pizzazz, is a superior work that deserves a long life in print. Excellent. -- The Coast Book Review Service
When I was applying for my first job, I read the book twice. I felt and still feel that it is a terrific source of information and accuracy. It is the most informative 'how-to in Hollywood' book that I have read... and I've read many of them. -- Alison Riback, Story Editor, Jerry Weintraub Productions
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You should read accompanying books on writing, like "The Art of Dramatic Writing" by Lajos Egri, "Creating Unforgettable Characters", by Linda Seger, and an accompanying book that also focuses on structure, like "Screenplay" by Syd Field or "Making a Good Script Great", by Linda Seger. Need a DSM-guide to screenwriting that focuses on the external behavior of the screenplay, tracing it to its root-problems? Try "Story" by Robert McKee.
Yes, you need to read this book to work as a reader, but it's going to take a lot of research in order to be able to point out every problem. Don't have time to do that? Trust your gut and forget about hypes. If you like something write it down. If you don't like something, write it down thrice.
By Thei Zervaki
author of Globalize, Localize, Translate
Then he goes on with his kick off advice ...... get a typewriter, ribbons, dot matrix printers......yep....very 1980's.
Dude! Update your book! This sucker in its current format is 2 decades old. Come on! Take some pride in it!