[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.