Vancouver’s ThinkBox Publishing has published “Wallflowers Need Not Apply: A “no bs” look at the world of professional screenwriting,” a 212-page book by author/screenwriter John Russell (the pen name of a screenwriter with nearly 20 years of professional experience). “I’ve been a professional writer for nearly 20 years. I am not a ‘superstar’ screenwriter by any means,” writes John, “but I do get paid for my work. I offer this collection of ‘working writer’ advice in hopes that it will assist new screenwriters as well as others who have not yet secured paid writing deals.”
While a plethora of “how-to-write-and-sell-a-script-in-7-minutes” screenwriting manuals have inundated bookstores over the last decade, Wallflowers is not one of them. Wallflowers provides practical advice for those who aspire to become career screenwriters – not “one-sale wonders” looking to make a quick buck. John Russell delves into insider information that goes beyond script format and craft, exploring the business of screenwriting and covering topics that range from securing book rights to becoming your own producer. It’s like having a private conversation with your favourite screenwriter.
Wallflowers is currently available for purchase in paperback ($14.99/ISBN: 978-0-9876983-0-5) through your favourite booksellers. Ebook versions ($4.99/ISBN: 978-0-9876983-1-2) are available through Amazon and other eBook retailers.