The Screenwriter's Bible, 6th Edition - David Trottier

The Screenwriter's Bible, 6th Edition

By David Trottier

  • Release Date: 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings


The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 200,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover five books in one!

A Screenwriting Primer that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics;

A Screenwriting Workbook that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions;

A Formatting Guide that thoroughly covers today s correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts;

A Spec Writing Guide that demonstrates today s spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader s interest in the first ten pages;

A Sales and Marketing Guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan.

Among this book s wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The sixth edition is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.


  • The Screenwriter’s Bible, 6th Edition

    By Jim Littlejohn
    I’m currently revising a first draft of a screenplay and find The Screenwriter’s Bible to be an invaluable tool. It is beautifully organized and clearly written, with loads of examples. David Trottier has a gift for teaching and a genius for putting what he knows into a format that will serve any aspiring screenwriter. This latest IBook version is so easy to use. The keyword “search” works very well to quickly provide you a index of relevant topics. It’s almost like having David in the room with you.