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  • Somewhere Close to Happy

    The heart-warming, laugh-out-loud debut of the year

    by Lia Louis

    'A wonderfully written, funny and moving debut with an intriguing mystery at its heart... Unforgettable.' - Claire Douglas, bestselling author'Thought-provoking, beautifully observed study of love' - JILL MANSELL, bestselling author'With all the twists and turns of this book, I was hooked from the start' - Amazon reviewer, 5 starsLizzie James is happy.She has a steady office job (with a steady ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ragdoll

    Soon to be a major TV series

    by Daniel Cole

    series A Ragdoll Book #1
    'A twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy' Simon Toyne, bestselling author of The Boy Who SawA body is discovered with six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Into The Woods

    How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

    by John Yorke

    'The best book on the subject I've read. Quite brilliant' Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, HustleWe all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Upstart Crow

    by Ben Elton

    "This does indeed deserve comparisons with Blackadder" Radio Times"A knockabout, well-researched take on the working and domestic life of Shakespeare." The GuardianIt’s the 1590s. William Shakespeare – brought to life on screen by the inimitable David Mitchell – is at the start of his career. But no one is taking him seriously. In London, he is mercilessly mocked by his rivals and at home in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Craft of Character

    How to Create Deep and Engaging Characters Your Audience Will Never Forget

    by M Boutros

    “The most complete and comprehensive guide to character I've ever read." - Adam CroftCharacter is at the heart of every story. We love stories because we fall in love with characters, we want to see what happens to them and we want to see them experience hope and despair. Yet a lot of storytelling books focus on structure and plot, when those things are worthless without a character an audience ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • What Are You Laughing At?

    How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories, and More

    by Brad Schreiber and 1 more

    “People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Screenwriting For Dummies

    by Laura Schellhardt and 1 more

    Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players!So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • The TV Writer's Workbook

    A Creative Approach To Television Scripts

    by Ellen Sandler

    Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • The Virgin's Promise: Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening

    Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening

    by Kim Hudson

    The Virgin’s Promise demystifies the complexities of archetypes and clearly outlines the steps of a Virgin’s Journey to realize her dream. Audiences need to see more than brave, selfsacrificing Heroes. They need to see Virgins who bring their talents and selffulfilling joys to life. ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • Break Into Screenwriting

    Your complete guide to writing for stage, screen or radio

    by Ray Frensham

    series Teach Yourself
    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • THE IDEA: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage, or Fiction

    by Erik Bork

    THE IDEA is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it. And it's the biggest reason most projects don't move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Rapid Story Development #5: The Moral Premise—How to Build a Bulletproof Narrative Engine for Any Story

    Rapid Story Development, #5

    by Jeff Lyons

    series Rapid Story Development #5
    All the story experts talk about it. Screenwriters, novelists, short story writers—everyone—speaks about the importance of writing stories with a moral core, having characters who are flawed, creating heroes and heroines with relatable human foibles. But few if any of these experts talk about how to pull these things off in practice. The fact is, stories that lack a moral premise deliver flat, one ... Read more

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  • Writing Television Sitcoms (revised)

    by Evan S. Smith

    This new edition of Writing Television Sitcoms features the essential information every would-be teleplay writer needs to know to break into the business, including: - Updated examples from contemporary shows such as 30 Rock, The Office and South Park - Shifts in how modern stories are structured - How to recognize changes in taste and censorship - The reality of reality television - How the ... Read more

    $22.21 AUD

  • Advanced Screenwriting

    Taking Your Writing to the Academy Award Level

    by Linda Seger

    Advanced Screenwriting, written by one of today’s most active and respected screenwriting gurus, is a collection of meditations on fine-tuning the script.  Among the many subjects it discusses:  working with non-traditional forms • maintaining a consistent and ongoing storyline  developing a personal cinematic style • finding a script’s audience  keeping an audience’s attention • developing ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Comedy Writing Self-Taught

    The Professional Skill-Building Course in Writing Stand-Up, Sketch, and Situation Comedy

    by Gene Perret

    In “Comedy Writing Self-Taught,” Perret (a legendary comedy writing teacher as well as a famous TV comedy writer and producer) teaches aspiring comedy writers how they can teach themselves the essential principles of comedy writing through comedy analysis and writing exercises. Covering the essential principles of writing stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, and TV situation comedy, “Comedy Writing ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Reading Screenplays

    How to Analyse and Evaluate Film Scripts

    by Lucy Scher

    Script Readers play a crucial role in the film industry, often responsible for determining whether a script is even looked at by a producer or development executive; yet those accountable for reading can be on the first rung of the industry ladder and have had little or no training for the task.This user-friendly 'how-to' guide written by one of the UK's leading script analysis specialists, lays ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • Writing for Television

    A Complete Writer's Guide to Series, Serials and Soaps

    by Yvonne Grace

    A no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who's been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, Writing for Television provides advice on:Getting an agentThe type of writer television's looking forThe tool kit a television writer needsThe writer/script ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV or Film

    An Essential Guide for Authors and Script Writers

    by Lucy V. Hay

    We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from other religions or classes. What's more, these characters are increasingly appearing in genre pieces, accessible to the mainstream, instead of being hidden away in so-called ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • Finish The Script!

    A College Screenwriting Course in Book Form

    by Scott King

    An intimate peek into the process of writing a screenplay, from A to Z, with nothing held back.Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! offers an inside look into the screenwriting process as it's author writes a screenplay from scratch along with the reader.By taking a step-by-step approach to writing, Finish the Script!, ditches theory and focuses on the actual process. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Writer's Luck

    A Memoir: 1976-1991

    by David Lodge

    ‘A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer’s life’ William BoydLuck, good or bad, plays an important part in a writer’s career.In 1976 Lodge was pursuing a ‘twin-track career’ as novelist and academic but the balancing act was increasingly difficult, and he became a full-time writer just before he published his bestselling novel Nice Work.Readers of Lodge’s novels will be fascinated ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 10th Anniversary Edition

    Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers

    by Karl Iglesias

    You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest!In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • How to Write a Great Script with Fade In

    by Wallace Wang

    One little known secret of Hollywood is Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software, a low-cost alternative to expensive screenwriting word processor software. Fade In not only costs a fraction of the price of popular screenwriting programs like Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter, but it can run on the three most popular operating systems in use today (Windows, OS X, and Linux) while giving ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Complex TV

    The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling

    by Jason Mittell

    Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically ... Read more

    $40.14 AUD

  • The Craft of Scene Writing

    Beat by Beat to a Better Script

    by Jim Mercurio

    A professional screenwriter’s master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element―the individual scene. ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD