￼ Highly recommended April 10, 2016
I've read several books on screenwriting, but this is the only one I refer back to regularly. It's a great companion for writing your first screenplay and all the others after it. The great concept here is splitting writers into two groups: those who prepare extensively (tree people) and those who discover their story by jumping in and writing it (forest people). I don't recall any other book that encourages, or maybe even permits, the second type, but I wouldn't be any kind of writer without it.
I also found screenplays from the author, Charles Deemer, on amazon. They're great examples.
One more note - this book is very inexpensive... not sure why, but accept it as a gift! I bought a hard copy for probably 10 or 15 times as much years ago, and it was a steal at that price.
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