• Usher Morgan

Favorite Screenwriting Books



There is no shadow of a doubt in my mind that the script is (by far) the most important asset you can have in the film industry today. If you have no money, no experience, and no connections but you have a 120-page masterpiece on a PDF, then you have something that Hollywood (and the world) wants and is willing to pay a lot of money for.


You will, therefore, have an easier time getting agents, producers, and directors to read it and help you get it made. Life is made easier by an amazing script. This is why I encourage people to focus their energies on gaining as much theoretical and practical knowledge in writing, above all else. Technical knowledge in the art of filmmaking is all over the place, but the ability to write a great story isn’t as common. So, do yourself a favor – as an independent filmmaker – work every day to enhance your skill. It’ll be the thing that makes the biggest difference between winning and losing in this industry, and the one thing that’ll get you noticed quicker.


Here is a list of my all-time favorite screenwriting books (not in any particular order)


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