I was asked which books I recommend. This is the handout I give my students.
Your Screenplay Sucks! by William M. Akers
Save The Cat by Blake Snyder
The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
Screenwriting The Sequence Approach by Paul Gulino
Screenwriting Tips You Hack by Xander Bennett
Anatomy of Story by John Truby
From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler
Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger
Story by Robert McKee (complex, hard to use)
Websites to memorize…
scripts on line
Carry a notebook in your pocket all the time.
Write down stuff that interests you, every day. Nothing will make you feel like a writer more than that.
Write every single day of the week. One day off, only. Never two.
At least a half an hour. Preferably an hour.
It doesn’t matter what you write, but write something.