Author Richard Maibaum’s new book “Speaking of Writing” is compilation of ideas, thoughts, and shared experiences on Broadway and in Hollywood

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Recent release “Speaking of Writing” from Page Publishing author Richard Maibaum is a collection of essays and lectures by an accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and producer whose career spanned sixty years.

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The late Richard Maibaum was a Bronx native born in 1909 and Broadway playwright who taught and lectured at the University of Iowa, UCLA, and USC, wrote the screenplays for “The Great Gatsby” and “The Bad Man of Brimstone”, and wrote or cowrote thirteen Bond films. Now released, his book “Speaking of Writing” is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and producers.

This book is a collection of nonfiction essays by Richard Maibaum commenting and reflecting on his thoughts about Broadway and Hollywood, particularly ideas about writing, story development, and the significance of characters. It reflects forty years of thinking on the subject, from the late 1940s through late 1980s, shortly before his passing.

It is the closest thing to a textbook that a writer of his stature and, as busy as he always was, could produce, and he always liked interactions with schools and eager people with aspiring writing talent. Never a gossip or tell all about others, he was interested in conveying what he knew about how to write and how to tell a story; that’s what he felt truly important when talking about Broadway or Hollywood.

Published by Page Publishing, Richard Maibaum’s engrossing book is a must-read for anyone interested in the mechanics of storytelling on both stage and screen.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Speaking of Writing” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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