I recently came up with an idea for an ensemble dramedy. Are there any books that could help guide me during the writing process?
Thanks in advance!
"Save The Cat" by Blake Snyder. I'm only two chapters in and it's already helped me make progress on the feature I'm writing.
Thanks, Liz! I've started reading that book as well and it is very helpful.
Story by Robert Mckee
Books by James Scott Bell
Thanks so much Jesani!I'll definitely be checking those out.
Save The Cat (and the sequel) - the reason I like this one is because it provides the simplest and most obvious framework for a movie. Do I adhere to it 100%? No. But I always start with it.
On Writing - Stephen King: This was gifted to me by a screenwriting professor. Part memoir, part how-to, it's a great read for anyone who loves literature and creative writing.
Thanks so much Ken! I didn't know there was a sequel to Save The Cat.
So many. But a few to get started are:
Story Maps by Daniel P. Calvisi
Writing Deep Scenes by Martha Alderson
Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias
Essentials on Screenwriting by Richard Walter