In other industries, people apply for a job, get hired, then move to the new city to start their new gig. Not in Hollywood.
There are some phenomenal books out there … and some total stinkers. Here are eight of the best ...
If screenwriting is not a "calling," if it's just something you've thought about trying when you have some spare time… then I say, "don't bother." Because you will be trampled by hordes of other screenwriters—of all ages—who want it more badly, and are willing to do more to get it, than you do.
The absolute best way to network in the industry... is to GET A JOB IN THE INDUSTRY. If you're not working in the industry, you stand almost no chance of breaking in.