Read a Good Book Lately?

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


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

Apologies my i phone slipped a key while travelling and I cannot correct or edit The 21st Centuary Screenplay into The 21st Century Screenplay. By Linda Aronson. Re spelling on my above thread.

Debbie Croysdale

The above mentioned book.

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).

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.

Mikey Messier hello I have a list of books here that I recommend. Zen and the Art of Making a Living and Movie Maker's Master Class are among my favorites.

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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.

Future Crimes

Almost impossible to film, more than enough (scary) content for a bunch of series, certainly a must read for everybody with a computer and a phone.  By Marc Goodman.

I've been reading Lem

I'm reading short stories by Lem and I love the chaos in them. It's science fiction but not the type where the alien speaks English and wears exotic clothes but where we can't even communicate. We don't know the senses they could have or how they could perceive reality, and they don't know anything...

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Brian Alan DeLaney

That sounds awesome. Is it anything like "Story of Your Life"?

Five Good Books

Dear Stage32: These are not books I have read recently, but they are good books in my opinion. 1. Better Each Day - Jessica Cassidy . 2. The Power - Rhonda Byrne. 3. The Magic - Rhonda Byrne. 4. The Secret - Rhonda Byrne. 5. Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz. I think people are in search of that elusive, a ...

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Myron DeBose

I'm a Syd Fields fan. His book are so helpful and part of my process.

Edit Better By Jeff Bartsch

Hello everyone in the filmmaking world. How are things going? If you are looking for a really good book to read and get some helpful tips to make your film edits better. I encourage everyone to read "Edit Better" by Jeff Bartsch. Not only does this book give tips but it gives the reader motivation t...

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