Social networking and resources for professional writers

GoodReads - bringing readers and writers together - social networking website for professionals in the movie industry - another social networking website for the arts, especially film making - the best industry database of professionals with biographies, film credits and affiliated links

Independent Author Network - an association of independent authors - training and webinar site

NoBullScript Consulting - Danny Manus' excellent screenwriter services

ScriptShadow - professional script reviews

Hollywood Links - dozens of links related to the movie industry

Writing Books

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

A Novel Idea by Eddie Jones

​The Seven Moments in Storytelling by Christian Blake

Super Structure by James Scott Bell

Story Trumps Structure by Steven James

Screenwriting Books

Story by Robert McKee

The Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

​Your Screenplay Sucks (100 ways to make it great) by William Akers

​The Last Word by Tom Lazarus

​Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies by Blake Snyder

​Writing Screenplays that Sell by Michael Hauge

How to Write Comedy by James Scott Bell

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue by James Scott Bell

​Writing Subtext by Elizabeth Lyon

Scriptshadow Secrets by Carson Reeves

​The 10 Day Screenplay by Darrin Donnelly and Travis Donnelly

​Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson

Screenplay Format Made (Stupidly) Easy by Michael Rogan


with Nancy Jill James (the queen of afternoon tea)

​with Magda Olchawska (of Mayan Films)

with Amy Manemann (author of the Taci Andrews Mysteries)

with Amber Easton (author of Dancing Barefoot)

​with Victoria Watson (author of Letting Go)