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by Script Reader Pro in How To Become A Screenwriter
April 23, 2012 7 comments
How to become a screenwriter

Wondering How To Become A Script Writer? 

Here Are Some Factors You May Not Have Considered…

We all know how hard it can be to write when other things in life maybe aren’t going as smoothly as they could be.

With this in mind, we’ve outlined some key non-writing books that can help you in becoming a screenwriter indirectly by covering subjects such as productivity, earning an online income, creativity, motivation, inspiration and generally becoming happier! Pretty essential info for any aspiring writer we think.

The Art of Non-Conformity

by Chris Guillebeau

how to become a script writer

A great book by entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau who hasn’t worked for anyone other than himself since his early twenties. Chris Guillebeau shot to fame when he published a report on his blog called ‘A Brief Guide to World Domination’. Within weeks, it was downloaded more than 100,000 times in over 60 countries, written about in the New York Times and endorsed by Seth Godin.

It outlined a plan to ‘take over the world’ by doing what is most meaningful whilst helping others in unique way. The Art of Non-Conformity expands upon the gutsy ideas first introduced in Guillebeau’s blog, focusing on three areas: life, work and travel.

So, You’re a Creative Genius… Now what?

by Carl King

how to become a script writer

Until now there hasn’t been a comprehensive, philosophical guide to prepare you for the strange, beautiful, and downright dangerous lifestyle known as a Creative Career. So, You’re A Creative Genius… Now What? is here to help you take control of your destiny, follow your own path, and open your own creative studio anywhere.

Divided into two parts, YOU and THEM, this fun book teaches you how creative freelancing can bankroll your own artistic dreams. Whether you’re an artist, writer, filmmaker, or musician, So, You’re A Creative Genius… Now What? will help you conquer that Creative Genius within.

Evil Plans: Escape the Rat Race and Start Doing Something You Love

by Hugh MacLeod

how to become a script writer Everybody needs an Evil Plan. Everybody needs that crazy, out-there idea that allows then to actually start doing something they love, doing something that matters. Everybody needs an Evil Plan that gets them the hell out of the rat race, away from lousy bosses, away from boring, dead-end jobs that they generally hate. After all, life is short.

Finding and implementing your own Evil Plan is without question one of the greatest things you can do with the brief time you are alloted. Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to have an Evil Plan. Hugh MacLeod loves where he lives and he loves what he does, in spite of the odds. In this irreverant and quirky guide, MacLoed provides inspiration, and introduces likeminded people, to living a better life.

Steal Like An Artist

by Austin Kleon

how to become a script writer

When asked to talk to students at Broome Community College in upstate New York in the spring of 2011, Austin Kleon wrote a simple list often things he wished he’d heard when he was their age: ‘Steal like an artist; Don’t wait until you know who you are to start making things; Write the book you want to read; Use your hands; Side projects are important; Do good work and put it where people can see it; Geography is no longer our master; Be nice (the world is a small town.); Be boring (it’s the only way to get work done.); and, Creativity is subtraction.’

After giving the speech, he posted the text and slides to his popular blog, where it quickly went viral. Now Kleon has expanded his original manifesto into an illustrated guide to the creative life for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, musicians, and anyone attempting to make things – art, a career, a life – in the digital age. Brief, direct, and visually interactive, the book includes illustrative anecdotes and mini-exercise sections calling out practical actions readers can take to unleash their own creative spirits.


We hope you’ve found some extra inspiration from this post on becoming a screenwriter. What other books besides screenwriting books do you recommend? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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  1. ben chambers says:

    Everybody should read all theese books

  2. Peter Ibold says:

    I met Chris in Seattle. Such a great guy and such an inspiration.

  3. KATE HOWE says:

    That’s what I love about this site – always thinking outside the box! You never find screenwriting websites talking about this kind of stuff. Good work, keep it up x

  4. Mike Tipton says:

    Not read any of these books but will now! Thanks guys.

  5. tedthescreenwritingmachine says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’m going to check these books out asap.

  6. Banana co. says:

    Carl King’s a genius!

  7. Uri Chanderesakera says:

    I just found Chris Guillebaus site and love it. So inspiring for all!!!

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