Resources

Story Science resources for storytellers

GENERAL

Hollywood Entertainment News: The Hollywood Reporter | Variety

Useful Resources: Internet Movie Database | Random Name Generator

SCREENWRITING

Screenwriting Software: Movie Magic Screenwriter | Final Draft | Celtx | Fade In | Montage | Movie Outline | Scrivener | Slugline | Storyist | Writer Duet (Scripped)

Writer’s Guild of America, West: Register Your Script | Guild Signatory Agents and Agencies | Contracts and Compensation Forms | Credits | Additional Screenwriting Sites

Read Scripts: Simply Scripts | Internet Movie Script Database | The Daily Script | The Weekly Script | Movie Scripts and Screenplays | Screenplays for You | Horror Lair | No Film School | Screenwriter John August | Awesome Film

Useful Resources: INFOLIST | InkTip | Hollywood Scriptwriter Magazine | Specbank | International Screenwriter’s Association | MyPDFScripts | Script Pipeline | Talentville | Trigger Street | Withoutabox

Educational Resources: CineStory | Free Online Film School: Screenwriting | How To Write A Script Story Engine | Scriptologist | TV Tropes & Idioms

Major Screenwriting Competitions: American Zeotrope | Disney Studios & ABC Fellowship Program | Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest | Nicoll Fellowship in Screenwriting | PAGE Awards Screenwriting Competition | Slamdance Writing Competition | Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab | UCLA Extension Screenplay Competition | Warner Bros. Writer’s Workshop

Samples from the Craft Worth Studying

The Beautiful and the Damned by Hanna Weg
Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Ordinary People by Alvin Sargent

Books About Screenwriting

There hundreds of books about screenwriting, but those listed below are by far the most useful:

Story by Robert McKee
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies by Blake Snyder
Screenplay by Syd Field
The Screenplay by Margaret Mehring
Writing the TV Drama Series by Pamela Douglas
Writing Short Films by Linda Cowgill
The Art of Adaptation by Linda Seger

FICTION

Useful Resources: Duotrope | Duotrope Search | Free Creative Writing Classes | Writer’s Guild of America, East | Writer’s Guild of America, West

A Few Major Literary Journals: Antigonish Review | Gettysburg Review | Story Quarterly | Tin House | Zeotrope: All-Story

Free Electronic Literary Journals: Absinthe Literary Review | Best Fiction | Every Day Fiction | Fiction365

Samples from the Craft Worth Studying

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Steppenwolf by Hermman Hesse
Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, or Alice Munro

Books About Writing Fiction

On Writing by Stephen King
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

FILM

Fundraising/Financing: Cinespin | Indiegogo | Kickstarter

Useful Resources:  Box Office Mojo | Specbank | Storyboarding | Tube Mogul | Vimeo | Withoutabox | YouTube

Free Online “Film Schools”: 4filmmaking | FreeFilmSchool.org | My Flik

Samples from the Craft Worth Studying

Amélie
Chinatown
Die Hard
Equus
The Godfather
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings, Two Towers, Return of the King
Jaws
Oldboy (original)
Matrix
Moulin Rouge!
Pan’s Labyrinth
Seven Samurai
When Harry Met Sally

POETRY

Useful Resources: Duotrope | Duotrope Search | How to Write Poetry

A Few Major Literary Journals: Crab Orchard Review | The Lyric | North American Review | Poetry Foundation | The Rag

Free Electronic Literary Journals: Absinthe Literary Review | Every Day Poets | Line Break | The Offending Adam | The Post Script Online

PLAYS

Samples from the Craft Worth Studying

All My Sons and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov 
Closer by Patrick Marber
A Doll’s House and An Enemy of the People and The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Proof by David Auburn
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

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