Via e-mail several times each month, I receive a fairly steady stream of flattering reviews of my book, Q & A: The Working Screenwriter – An In-the-Trenches Perspective of Writing Movies in Today’s Film Industry. Most of these messages are fairly succinct: “I really enjoyed your book!” So glad I picked up a copy of your book!” “I learned a lot!” “You suck! Your book sucks, too!”
But yesterday I received an extra special review from a budding young screenwriter—the type of review that reminds me why I wrote the book in the first place—and here it is:
I picked up your book this weekend and just finished it.... I loved it! I found it rich with insight and very entertaining. At times I would laugh when the writers would hit the nail on the head and discuss some of the very problems I've had either presently or in the past. I was also surprised to find great opinions and views that improve the areas of my writing that I'd already felt comfortable or content with. It's a very enlightening read, and a fun one, too. I haven't been so immersed in book since Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians. It does in fact feel like you're in the same room with these writers—a fly on the wall, if you will—and free to soak up any and all that you consider to be helpful. Your book goes well with what you've taught me: find what works best for you. This addition to the books I have on the subject is invaluable, and is without question a new favorite. – Cody Buckingham
Big thanks to Cody for that wonderful review!
Now then, to those of you who have yet to pick up a copy of my book, I ask you: What are you waiting for? No, really, what? I wrote Q & A: The Working Screenwriter to be read...to be an educational tool for screenwriters everywhere...and not disregarded and left moldering in some book warehouse. So go ahead, pick up your copy today. You’ll be glad you did! You can order from:
Barnes & Noble.com
And finally...to those of who have already purchased a copy of my book, thank you. To those who are about to order my book, thank you. To those who will never order my book...well, I’ll remember that when your book comes out. (Just kiddin’.)