August 31

Books on Writing Screenplay

Writing for the screen is a little different from writing for print as the screen is a much more visual medium. At least some basic knowledge about camera positioning, setting, casting and direction can make your script much more effective to adapt.

Here is a video that lists some of my favourite books on scriptwriting:


The books mentioned in this video are listed below:

  1. Story by Robert McKee
  2. The Hero with a 1000 Faces – Joseph Campbell
  3. Save the Cat – Blake Snyder
  4. Screenplay – Syd Field
  5. Three Uses of the Knife – David Mamet
  6. On Directing Film – David Mamet

Do you have any suggestions to add to this list? Please leave them in the comments below.


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Welcome! I write for adults and children. More importantly, I love to write for writers. This is where I share everything I know about this mysterious process of writing.

Archana Sarat

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