Writing Short Films is one of the bestselling university text books on writing short film screenplays. This updated and revised edition includes several. Emphasising characters, structure, dialogue and story, Linda Cowgill dispels the remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays. Writing Short Films: Structure and Content for Screenwriters. Front Cover. Linda J . Cowgill. Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Oct 20, – Performing Arts.

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One reviewer complained that she used the same short films over and over for different aspects of writing, but I found it helpful to not have to revisit a new film every time she needed an example. Cowgill Snippet view – This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters and new film examples. Great book that is very easy to follow if you want to be a screenwriter.

Showing of 34 reviews. Her books “Secrets of Screenplay Structure” and “Writing Short Films” are used in writing programs across the country. Sometimes it was a bit lengthy but overall very clear. By contrasting and comparing the differences and similarities between feature films and short films, ‘Writing Short Films, 2nd Edition’, offers readers the essential requirements necessary If you purchase this book don’t expect to find great inspiration for writing your next short film.


Whether the author is a successful industry screenwriter doesn’t really matter, much more accomplished screenwriters have written books that don’t measure up to this one. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Love the filmx and am currently reading it. Mar 04, Emily rated it liked it. Dec 03, Iris Windmeijer rated it liked it Shelves: Five Stars Enjoyment Rating: To top it off, the chapters are poorly organized and many sections wriitng introduce “new” subjects which are nothing more than recycled ideas from previous pages.

You won’t be bombarded with complicated, super intellectualized talk or spending waaayyyy too much time giving props to the elders.

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Structure and Content for Screenwriters Linda J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So, for a good solid foundation, I definitely recommend this book.


I also enjoyed watching some of the short films she referenced, e. Making a Good Script Great.

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Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays. She lives in Los Angeles. It’s an easy read.

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