Screenwriting Resource: Essential Screenwriter’s Handbook Features Eric Edson

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSONLos Angeles, CA –  Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson. The “NOW WRITE!” books have been heralded as an invaluable resource for accomplished and aspiring screenwriters and novelists seeking to write a screenplay.  The book is currently #1 in the Science Fiction writing category on Amazon.

This latest in the “NOW WRITE!” series comes packed with valuable tips from acclaimed screenwriters of such films as THE TWILIGHT ZONE and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, plus many more, including winners of the Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards.  It is considered to be an essential handbook for speculative fiction writers looking to create fresh and memorable plot lines and characters. 

Readers can find practical out of the box writing exercises to tap into a treasure trove of new ideas.  One such exercise includes garnering elements from random pictures or postcards, and co-weaving these into the particulars of your chosen genre.  Other exercises include brainstorming with writers from different styles and mediums to cross pollinate ideas and provide feedback.  Still more sections feature specific ways to bring rich and accessible emotional life to your fantastical characters.

Chapter titles include “Building Worlds Without Boring Your Readers”,  “Catching Up with the Future”, and “Creating Convincing Communication Between Humans and Supernatural Creatures”. Eric Edson’s own article on  “How We Feel a Story” can be found under the category Memorable Heroes Villains and Monsters.  Edson is thrilled to be part of this work as an adjunct to his original work “The Story Solution,” considered to be one of the best screenwriting books available to writers looking to dramatically improve the impact and originality of their works.

ABOUT: Eric Edson is an accomplished screenplay writer with seventeen feature works written for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, and TNT.  He also has several other works under his belt he created for episodic television.  With several graduate degrees in Screenwriting behind him, Eric is a professor of Screenwriting at CSU Northridge, lectures through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, which is the largest screenwriter training center in the world, and has been a member of The Writers Guild of America since 1981.  His best-selling work on writing a screenplay, The Story Solution, gives 23 actions that the most successful screenwriters take to create dynamic and captivating movie characters and plot lines.  More information can be found at, or by following his Facebook page.

ABOUT: “NOW WRITE!” Series of Screenwriting Handbooks is a standout guide that incorporates the techniques of many different screenwriters of all different styles and genres.  Each book in the series reveals practical exercises, inspiration and guidance garnered from some of the most acclaimed screenwriters in the industry responsible for such hits as RAGING BULL, TERMINATOR 2, GROUNDHOG DAY, Lost, True Blood, and many other hit films and television shows.  It is considered a must read for writers, teachers, and film enthusiasts alike.  To find out more, visit their website, view the book on Amazon, or visit the Facebook page.


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Eric Edson
Eric Edson has written seventeen feature screenplays on assignment for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, and TNT. He has also written for episodic television. He is Professor of Screenwriting and Director of the Graduate Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, and lectures through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the largest screenwriter training center in the world. Eric holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting and Film Directing from The American Film Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from UCLA. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at UCLA. Eric has been a member of The Writers Guild of America since 1981. He lives in Calabasas, California. Eric can be reached at:

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