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Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson to Publish Book on Recovery

Songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson landed a book deal with Blue Rider Press, writing about recovery and addiction. Gratitude and Trust: Recovery Is Not Just for Addicts will come out in fall 2014.

According to the release, the book will include “the knowledge Paul has gained in the two decades he has spent working in the recovery movement, healing both himself and helping others to heal, and Tracey’s lifelong quest for peace and a daily routine to get her through the ups and downs of life.” William Morris Endeavor agent Eric Simonoff negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal. Williams had this statement:

I’m an alcoholic, sober twenty-three years. It’s become clear to me that the gifts of recovery are endless. Not only in overcoming our addictions but in finding a whole new way of living. The idea for the book was born when Tracey asked a magical question. ‘If the principles of the recovery movement work so well for people with life threatening’ addictions why wouldn’t they work for people with life ‘limiting’ habits?’

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Screenwriter Blake Snyder Has Died

great_wall_0272-300x225.jpgScreenwriter and writing teacher Blake Snyder died earlier this week. He leaves behind a collection of scripts and script-writing handbooks, including “Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need.”

He co-wrote scripts for the films “Blank Check” and “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot,” but also found success teaching others how to write. His “Last Book on Screenwriting” is on its 16th printing, and Snyder spoke about screenwriting in appearances around the world.

Here’s more from screenwriter Tracey Jackson, quoted in the Hollywood Reporter obituary: “[Snyder] could tell you in two minutes why something didn’t work and in another three how to fix it. And unlike many with a great gift, he was not miserly. He felt it was his calling to help others help themselves and took great pride when those he helped found success.”