101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters Book Review by Daghan Dalgic

Although this page will mostly include reviews of cameras and attachable equipment, this book has to be reviewed. The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters by Karl Iglesias is a must have for the screenwriting students. Karl Iglesias states 101 habits that a screenwriter should have and what I love about this book is that he has gathered many famous screenwriters such as: Steven de Souza (Die Hard), Leslie Dixon (Pay it Forward), Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Terry Rosio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) to talk about their personal experiences which gives the reader a realistic and believable insight about what is coming ahead. 

Here is a sample of some lessons from the book:

Ron Bass (Rain Man): There’s only one reason to become a screenwriter, or a writer of anything, and that is you can’t avoid it. It’s what you love to do. It’s who you are. I write because there’s no way I couldn’t write.

Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) : The funny thing about Hollywood is that they want you to be original just like someone other hit movie. I can't tell you how many times I've been told, "We want something original and edgy, Tim Burton-esque." And I'd think, "Gee, Tim Burton has already done Tim Burton-esque." But this is what you will deal with once you break in.

I think this book has a very unique premise unlike many other screenwriting books. I read this book twice in 1 book and I would recommend this to anyone trying to break into the industry.