Tips and Reading List

Can’t get to a course right now? You can learn at home.

There is a long and noble tradition of screenwriters teaching themselves by parsing the work that they love. If you don’t have access to training, we recommend that you download the screenplays for movies that you love and read them while you watch the films. You can learn a lot that way.

Irish Writers Guild is inexpensive to join the newsletter advises of training events, writing competitions, vacancies and funding schemes.

There are many publications that you can read to keep up to date on film:

  • How to Build A Great Screenplay
    by Howard and Mabley,
  • Story
    by Robert McKee,
  • Poetics
    by Aristotle,
  • On Film-Making
    by Alexander McKendrick,
  • Do/Story
    by Bobette Buster,
  • Into The Woods
    by John Yorke,
  • The Uses of Enchantment
    by Bruno Betelheim,
  • Cinematic Storytelling
    by Jennifer Sijll.

There’s a wealth of wisdom here. Enjoy.

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