Such a book does exist and was written by a certain Capt. Leslie T. Peacocke I have to, absolutely have to, give you a few snippets so you can see how little the business and language of movies have changed. Someone could've written this tonight, and would have needed minor changes.
And then there's this gem.
That's just the introduction.
I'll end with this:
IMDb trivia: Capt. Peacocke was born in Bangalore, India, and, according to Motion Picture World dated July 11, 1914, has produced 338 scenarios to date.
If you thought my previous post about Eric Howard's book was old.