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Old 12-28-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Try "Adventures in the Screen Trade" by William Goldman. Not really an autobiography, it's about his experiences as a writer in Hollywood. His credits include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, & All the President's Men.

You'll understand a bit what it's like to be a working writer & also why very few scripts actually get made. A film has so many moving parts, & is subject to the marketplace & current events. A change in one thing can cause rewrites, delays, even the whole project being shelved, through no fault of anyone involved.

I also suggest looking at the writers of the films/shows you like. If they don't have biographies, you can learn a lot from their interviews & behind the scenes docu's on YouTube & DVDs. Also, someone at a decent library can probably help you.
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