Read “Save the Cat!”

[dc]I[/dc] wish I had read Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder before I started my last screenplay! Not only would it have saved the cat, it would have saved me from myself!

Hopefully, I’m going to save you a lot of time by encouraging you to buy this excellent book. I’ve read a lot of screenplay books, most of them written by people who teach about writing screenplays, but who actually don’t.

I’ve just finished Synder’s book and I absolutely loved it.

Here’s why…

A Must-Have Screenwriting Book

If you’re a screenwriter or you want to write screenplays, you need this screenwriting book: The Hollywood Standard. Yes, this one book. Why? You can read dozens of screenwriting books and spend months laboring over a great screenplay, but if you don’t read The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style by Christopher Riley, you’re script probably won’t get past those infamous Hollywood readers. Hands down, this is the BEST book I’ve read about script format and style.

When I’m writing, I literally keep this book right next to me. Here’s what makes this a great book…