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Alone in a Room

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This book tackles the hard truths that other screenwriting books are afraid to confront. Film and TV writing is the most competitive literary field in the world and if an aspiring does not get the work done properly, he or she will fail.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published August 25th 2004 by Michael Wiese Productions
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Stevie
Jul 22, 2011 Stevie rated it really liked it
Some really great advice, especially in Chapter Three. A little too focused on TV writing, would have liked to see more on movies, but that's just for me personally. Either way I think it's well rounded for all TV and Film writers. Lewinski kept saying how much his book was negative and harsh, I don't think it was at all unless you're wanting to be an indie writer, or someone who hates Hollywood and doesn't want to write Blockbusters. Otherwise, it's jam-packed with great advice.
Avi
Jun 21, 2012 Avi rated it it was ok
It is amazing to me how many of these books that purport to be about how to write are themselves so poorly written.

Also, a book called "Alone in a Room" really ought not have significant amounts of content about writing with a partner, or in a group.
Frank Reynoso
Oct 12, 2008 Frank Reynoso rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in either looking to pursue a career in screenwriting or learning more about the industry. Blunt, cynical and entertaining: just like Hollywood.
Teresa
Nov 06, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: screenwriting
An interesting books, lots of Hollywoodian insights, an entertaining read.
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