On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King) – A must have for every writer.
Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft – I have almost every page dog-eared and highlighted.
The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes – Your future editor will appreciate you reading this.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) – This can be a little bit difficult to read, but this combination of psychology and mythology shows how different story types are created. It’s a great resource.
Scrivener 2 for Mac [Download] – This is a wonderful writing tool that allows you to write scene by scene or chapter by chapter and easily move them around. Plus, so many other great tools.
Script Writing Software
Movie Magic Screenwriter Version 6: I have used both Final Draft and Screenwriter. I enjoy both and find them easy to learn and use. I currently use Screenwriter.
Final Draft: Again, I have used both and like them both.
Script Writing Resources
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need – This is a MUST have for all screenwriters. Don’t ask questions – just buy it!
Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know – Another must have script writing book. Excellent and fascinating at the same time. You’ll never watch (or write) movies the same again.
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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting – Syd Field is the Yoda of screen writing. Everyone uses his books as screenwriting bibles. You should too.
Hollywood 101: The Film Industry – Great book that goes over the basics of the film world. The more you understand how things work, the better off you’ll be as you go through the process.