The only Horror Screenwriter's Handbook written by a successful Hollywood screenwriter.
Authored by Hollywood horror screenwriting veteran Thomas Fenton, whose credits include work on the Saw and I Spit On Your Grave horror franchises, The Scream Writer's Handbook offers a 10-step approach to writing a screenplay from idea through completing a first draft.
Tom's 10-Step approach in The Scream Writer's Handbook shares a proven process for developing story ideas, characters, dialogue, and scenes that terrify the reader on the page, and on the screen. You'll learn the powerful Rule of Three, how to establish meaningful genre mythos with Rules of the World, and how to build your own Arsenal of Horror to craft a terrifying screenplay. Tom shares words of wisdom from his professional perspective as a successful Hollywood horror screenwriter actively working in the business. Through insightful written coaching and exercises, The Scream Writer's Handbook informs and guides you through each step of the creation process - from vetting your idea all the way through managing feedback and preparing a completed draft.
Whether you're an aspiring screenwriter, a student, a horror fan, or hoping to spark your creativity, this book will do the trick