Read a Good Book Lately?

Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.

On Writing by Stephen King

Even though he's writing about his experience crafting novels, I found Stephen King's book, "On Writing," to be extremely helpful in my approach to writing screenplays.
https://www.amazon.com/Writing-10th-Anniversary-Memoir-Craft/dp/1439156816/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487098669&sr=8-1&keywords=on+writing

The Fallen World Series by Laura Thalassa

There are three books in the series, The Queen of All That Dies, The Queen of Traitors, The Queen of All That Lives. I have a few series of books that I like, but this one is by far my favorite. It is one that I do hope to make into a film or series one day. It is very easy to picture it all in your...

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A Man Called Ove

I was a little late to the party to reading it, but just finished A Man Called Ove. Such a great Swedish book!

My favorite book is "The Artist's Way"

It helped me define my creative life! What is your favorite "bible" for your creative work?

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Aristotle's Poetics but then again Stephen you know I am a writer and you are an actor.

Stephen Foster

Steven Harris Anzelowitz I'm a writer, too! I've written a self-help book for actors, 2 stage plays, endless screenplays...

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

I did not know this!! Very cool!!

A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth

She is funny, honest, self deprecating and has the career I have always wanted.

Becky Nader Rose

I recently finished reading Burton on Burton. It was a really interesting insight of Tim Burton and his film making process. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of him.
Any one have any recommendations of other books by film makers?

One Fiction, One Creative

Hi, all! I am finishing up Jim Butcher's new(ish) book, The Aeronaut's Windlass. A really fun, tightly written romp through a fantasy steampunk world. Interesting characters, a neat political interplay between "kingdoms" (called "spires" in this), and a cool mechanical/magical science hybrid that po...

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Leonard D. Hilley II

Not a book, but I'm reading the play, "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry

"Getting Past Anxiety, an inspirational novel to reclaim your life"

Great fictional story of a character named Stella who took the alternative route in healing her anxiety with a transformative healer. Must read!!!

Books That Have Saved My Life

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad by Brett Martin - Entertaining & thorough look at the last 15 years of TV - how some amazing shows were conceived, developed, sold, & made. Moviemakers' Master Class by Laurent Tirar...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Some great suggestions here, Eric. Thank you!

Stephen Foster

I love 'The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron & "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Those are the foundation books for me!

Freakanomics

Anybody read this?

Tom Gurnee

You'll enjoy it if you take the time.

Richard "RB" Botto

Read it a while back. Thought provoking in many respects, a bit out there in others.

Looking for a book on screenwriting

I'm currently reading How To Write For Television by Madeline DiMaggio but I it seems extremely useless. She's mainly writing about herself and the screen- and teleplays that she wrote and the extracts that she puts in the book are not even good but extremely bad and I'm not even a professional scre...

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Lisa Bogner

Does anybody know if Writing The TV Drama Series by Pamela Douglas is any good?

Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi Lisa. Sorry, I have not read the two books you reference. But here's a thread in the Screenwriting forum that may be helpful to you: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Best-Screenwriting-...

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All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

Guys, I'm not kidding when I say I really think a lot of actors could utilize this book to expand upon their character development skills. Doerr does an excellent job building the main characters' back stories and allowing the reader to develop insight into their personal lives and admiration for th...

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#Unabashed Dork

I'm finally reading DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Edward Gibbons... I'm on Volume 2 and it really does read like an epic - one story of an empire rising and falling. So much drama!! It has the court intrigue of GAME OF THRONES, the violence of VIKINGS and even some of the romance of OUTLANDER. Just goes to show, you can't beat history!

Jeff Lyons

Yes... it's filled with lovely stories like with one Emperor who liked to paint young boys like little fish and then have them wait underwater in his pool so when he went swimming the boys could swim between his legs and nip at his genitals.

Erik Grossman

What do YOU do with your Saturdays?

Jeff Lyons

Erik--you don't want to know.

James Grant Goldin

Wasn't that Tiberius? That's in Seutonius' "Twelve Caesars," IIRC...one of the bases for "I, Claudius."