No-Nonsense Advice For New Screenwriters

"Wallflowers Need Not Apply" goes beyond script format and basic craft and explores the business of screenwriting, providing practical advice for those who aspire to become career screenwriters - not "one-sale wonders" looking to make a quick buck.
Sept. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Vancouver, BC. -- 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. "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 and other ebook retailers.

About John Russell

John Russell is the pen name of a screenwriter with nearly 20 years of professional experience. He wrote Wallflowers under a pen name for the simple fact that he wants to continue writing screenplays. "Hollywood" has a way of unofficially disowning those who write books that provide professional advice to novices. Not a good enough reason? Okay, think hard about your favorite "book-writing-screenplay-experts" and all the movies they've had hit the theaters in recent years. Go ahead and check IMDB. Couldn't find too many, could you? Now you know why John uses a pseudonym

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About ThinkBox Publishing

ThinkBox Publishing, a division of the ThinkBox Transmedia Group (, publishes ebooks and trade paperback originals, and reprints, in all genres (with the exception of poetry).ThinkBox works with the Ingram Book Group, one of the world's biggest book distributors,. Although finding manuscripts with the greatest Transmedia potential is their priority, ThinkBox focuses on building their catalog with captivating and immersive stories. Privately held ThinkBox is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and can be reached on the web at Visit the official Wallflowers webpage at
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