The Screenwriter’s Bible

New! 6th Edition

“I’ve read one and a half books on screenwriting. The one was The Screenwriter’s Bible—very practical. Love that book. I’ve kept it near my desk since high school and I still go back to it.” --Travis Beacham, Screenwriter, Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans, Dog Days of Summer

The Screenwriter's Bible is a complete screenwriting toolbox jammed with easy-to-grasp tools for your writing, formatting, and selling pleasure. It includes useful worksheets, sound marketing advice, sample scenes and treatment, and much more. Endorsed by working writers, agents, and producers, The Screenwriter's Bible is actually five books in one:
  • A screenwriting how-to
  • A step-by-step workbook
  • The industry-standard formatting guide
  • A spec writing guide
  • A marketing plan for today's market
  • Plus a thorough index

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Agents and other Hollywood insiders recommend it.  And Writers recommend it.  

Screenwriter Darcy Miller shares the following advice: "My agent said, ‘You should definitely buy Dave Trottier’s book because that’s what everyone in L.A. goes by now.’"

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Here's what the sixth edition contains:

• An expanded marketing section that includes ways to get “discovered” in today’s crowded market.

• Do query letters work? The sixth edition provides specific up-to-date marketing advice. There are more effective ways to get read and get assignments than sending query letters to agents—the sixth edition explains.

• The latest in proper screenplay format. This section has been completely updated and expanded by "Dr. Format" himself with additional examples of virtually every conceivable formatting situation. Shows correct format plus how to apply it.

• Timely new advice on creating and delivering pitches, and writing pitch letters.

• An expanded marketing section that has been reorganized into a user-friendly step-by-step process that you can use to sell your screenplay.

• The spec formatting guide recommended by agents and producers.

• Plenty of worksheets with detailed instructions that will guide you in creating a laser-sharp strategic marketing plan.

• More than 50 pages of sample scenes written in proper format, and a complete analysis of each.

• A new chapter on how to jump-start your career, and a completely updated “TV markets” chapter.

• Includes over a half-dozen writing and revising exercises with suggested revisions to help you excel in your writing craft.

• More on character development and dialogue writing that will help make your characters compelling and clear.

• Two new sample treatments, a Hollywood coverage, and a sample release form.

• Hundreds of writing tips, examples, and illustrations that you can apply right now to your own writing or script marketing project.

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The Screenwriter's Bible—your authoritative source

The Screenwriter’s Bible--Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script. SIXTH EDITION. By David Trottier. 445 pages. Retail $25.95. Your price only $19.95 (postpaid)