Common sense, real world advice on screenwriting and
becoming a screenwriter.
It's a book. It's a website. It's a book! It's a website!
It's a bad Chinatown parody!
OK, no. Well, sort of.
A few years ago, I decided to create a website for aspiring
screenwriters, discussing all the things standard screenwriting
books never seem to address (see Why
StarvingScreenwriter.com?) But as I started writing, I
realized there was so much to cover that I decided to turn
the project into a book. Instead of a website. Or in addition
to a website. Or instead of a website. And then, when I realized
all the hassles involved in publishing an actual book, the
self-generated medium of the Web started looking better and
So my little project ended up being both: this website (which
contains the full, book-length text of How
to Survive (and Maybe Even Prosper) as a Starving Screenwriter)...and
- for those who don't want to read an entire book online -
two, count 'em two, versions of the book in book form: a downloadable
e-book, and a real live paperback...both
of which you'll soon be able to order from our Buy
the Book page.
In addition, we also offer screenplay
coverage and analysis services, and a chance to have your
own StarvingScreenwriter questions
answered by fellow starving screenwriters.
So what's new here?
Everything. Nothing. Everything! Nothing! OK, both...again.
Everything you're seeing here at the moment is brand new...but
it's so new that we still haven't quite finished filling in
our pages, and there's still a lot of nothing where something
should be. Most of the links aren't yet active. But content
pouring has begun, and every few days, you'll find something
new or some new area of the site opened for the first time.
So please bear with us...and if you like what you see, check
back often for the very latest!