Read a Good Book Lately?

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

Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen

I am a recent graduate and fan of Kayelle Allen SciFi Romance books. I have been working on her social media and would like to see her book(s) made into movies. What steps do I take?

Stanley N. Lozowski

Greets from New York, Lisa, Sci-Fi is my specialty. I always liked Sci-fi and I grew up with Star Trek and even licensed and printed Star Trek Comics. Denise Crosby put me in her 1997 Sci-fi Trekkies...

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Rude - by Katie Hopkins

There are a good number of people on the planet that simply do not like this woman, her views or her choice of words, indeed, what she promotes overall. But, no one can deny that she is in your face and says what she feels without fear of reprisal. Sometimes, I agree, her words can be dangerous and...

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Debbie Croysdale

I think I will read this out of curiosity. I don’t know why a lot of people hate her, hate is a powerful emotion hardly worthy, she says what she thinks....so what?

Kaye Bewley

Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting. I've never hated anyone but, I do confess to disliking Ms Hopkins before I read this book. I believed her to be some pompous stuck up human being who looked down on t...

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Debbie Croysdale

“Cleaning lady in Pub”? Kate is definitely a dark horse. I think that although a lot of people admit they dislike her, its probably a scenario of “Love To Hate”, rather than total non respect. If a ma...

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UPDATED 3rd EDITION "THE WRITERS JOURNEY" by CHRISTOPHER VOGLER AND UPDATED VERSION THE 21st CENTUARY SCREENPLAY by LINDA ARONSON.

I lovingly call these two books my Old Testament and New Testament. Christopher's updated version of The Writers Journey (explaining in detail mythical heroes journey) has additional chapters on Life Force Operating in Story; Mechanisms of Polarity; Body, Catharsis and other Concepts in a fantastic...

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Debbie Croysdale

Re the above thread , this is other mentioned book....WITH THIS ONE MAKE SURE ITS THE 3rd EDITION......CONTAINS SUPERB UPDATES to 1st and 2nd. Fantastic illustrations too.

Debbie Croysdale

A BOOK FOR LAZY SUNDAY. We all love deep learning curves and intellectual revelations as writers, but occasionally its good to kick back with a dose of light hearted fiction. I stumbled across this bo...

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Donna Russo Morin

Not to be ridiculously self-promoting, but if you're looking for a fiction read, my six books are all award winners (shameless; simply shameless). donnarussomorin.com

Simon Hartwell

I just read The Cursed Child - J K Rowling. As a novelist I was interested in the Screenplay style and found it surprisingly engaging. Good story too.

Simon Hartwell

Congrats on the award winning. With so much competition out there, winning an award for your writing is really something special, to win six! A writer of note, clearly. Congrats again.

The Cursed Child - J K Rowling

As a novelist I was interested in the screenplay style of this book and found it surprisingly engaging. Good story too. Her latest, Magical Beasts and where to find them is also in screenplay form. I wonder if this will start a new genre of novels.


Kaye Bewley

I don't think so. I've heard complaints from lots of people in my circle who say when they bought her first book that came out as a screenplay they felt 'cheated' and wanted a proper story to read. Pe...

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Simon Hartwell

You are so right, novels take ages, and I love dialogue, my stories are carried more my the conversations I think. I've not tried screen writing yet and wavering other whether to write my next idea as...

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Kaye Bewley

do that. it'll be an interesting experience if nothing else! k

Truth by Susan Batson

A great book about acting and creating a 3D living character.

Writing For Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias

"Writing For Emotional Impact" by Karl Iglesias is very informative, an interesting read and has given me a lot of ideas for improving my current screenplay. I find myself reworking scenes in my mind as I'm reading the book. I highly recommend it.

Writing Scary Scenes

"Writing Scary Scenes" by Rayne Hall is quite helpful overall, but also great for prompting new ideas. Some of the chapters include, "Instant Hooks," "What Lurks Behind That Door," and "Feel the Fear." She also has a variety of other writing books on different genres.

Julia Dibbern

This sounds like a great book, Linda. Thanks.

An Interesting Insight Into The Creative Process

I've read the book once and listened to the audio book (which is read by her) several times. Felicia Day offers unique insight into how her hit web series "The Guild" came to life and talks about not only the creative process but how she got there personally.

My favorite book is How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

It's a great book that teaches you how to understand people and add value

Allison R Archer

Read this book at age 10, as my grandfather was a Principal. I believe I have utilised a lot of his formulas in my everyday life to keep me grounded.

Allison R Archer

There was another book entitled The Power of Positive Thinking as well.

Elizabeth Harding

I haven't read the power of positive thinking but now I'll be sure to put it on my list! The little black book of networking by Jeffrey Gitomer is great too!

Film Books

Hey, everyone! I'm a big reader - would love to know books on and around the filmmaking process you'd recommend. The last book I read was 'On Directing Film' by David Mamet, enjoyed it so much I read through in one sitting. It's a couple of lectures that he gave on directing film (hence the title) s ...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

"The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint" - it's chocked full of "how to" information.

True And False. Heresy and Common Sense For The Actor. David Mamet.

One of the best books on the craft. I literally carry this with me everywhere, open to any page and guaranteed a pearl of wisdom.

Lynne L.

I love this book. It's open and tender and bristling with contempt for anything that is false. Although I'm not an actress, I cried when I read, "As actors, we spend most of our time nauseated, confus...

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Andrew Pallett

I've recently been through On Directing Film (just posted a topic mentioning it!), will definitely add this to my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

"Storytelling Made Easy" By Michael Hauge

I just received an email saying that Michael Hauge's new book is on sale for a few days for .99 (kindle version) if anyone is interested. I've found his other books to be very helpful in the past. I'm looking forward to reading this one as well.

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