Read a Good Book Lately?

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

Lee A. Eide
Truby's "The Anatomy of Story"

I attended a 3-day seminar conducted by Truby in NYC back in 2011 or 2012. Rereading this book has inspired me to instill new life in my "After the End"script.

Fiona Faith Ross
How to Write A Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson

This book is genius. It's also hilarious. His protagonist is Goldilocks and she's attending Baby Bear's writing classes. An absolute scream. A well-structured and methodical book that contains invaluable advice, which applies to screenwriting as much as to novel writing. I'll do this only once, I pr...

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Sara Stapleton

I did read this! I'd read an article detailing the snowflake method previously, but this book was a very amusing way to show the method, with the gag-filled Goldilocks/Baby Bear/Big Bad Wolf scenario mirroring the methods for actually writing the novel.

Debbie Elicksen
Write Good Or Die, edited by Scott Nicholson

"Where does this notion come from that just anybody can write a novel, if they could only get around to it?" "In journalism, reporters are taught to get to the four W's right away: who, what, when, where. That's good advice for fiction as well." These are just two of the many nuggets in this book th...

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Write Good Or Die
Write Good Or Die
Penguin pulling ebooks from libraries the week after announcing an exploitative "self-publishing assistance" program. Author's Guild grumbling about ebooks in Amazon Prime library. Publishers continui…
Debbie Elicksen

P.S. Don't you hate it when the link throws up the wrong image?

Max Adams

That looks entertaining. I will give it a look. Thanks for the recommend.

Kristin Johnson

If that's the Scott Nicholson that wrote THE HOME (a deliciously creepy book) and the AFTER series, I'll get this book...

Debbie Elicksen

Oooh, thanks Kristin. I was wondering where to start on one of Nicholson's other books.

Fiona Faith Ross

Got it on my Kindle. It's a great book.

Kristin Johnson
Books read lately...

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton: Codependency. That's the first word that comes to mind when I read The Widow. Fiona Barton nails what codependency and control are. More than the mystery of "what does Jean Taylor, the widow, know" or "what did her husband do," this book compels because it's the portrait o...

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Daniel Lyddon
The Complete Film Production Handbook

Hi everyone, just thought I'd drop a message to recommend Eve Light Honthaner's "Complete Film Production Handbook" presented by the American Film Market. It's a 500-page tome that covers pretty much every aspect of film production from the point of view of an American producer/line producer working...

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Mimi Ninaweza Yote

i have it and i love it

Good books

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Yehuda Gelb
To all who love music making:

2 Excellant books I read that are really worth while are: 1.FutureHitDna 2.Hack Your Hit Both written by Jay Frank Check them out at his site: http://www.futurehitdna.com

FutureHit.DNA
FutureHit.DNA
Young people prize "access over ownership". This sounds like the kind of thing a digital music strategist like myself would be saying to support streaming services like Spotify. However, that's not wh…
Hannah Kent - Burial Rites

Cracking retelling of the last woman to be hung in Iceland in the 1800s... Book rights long gone and film are in process

Jonathan Kramer
Hare Brain Tortoise Mind by Guy Claxton

This book was mentioned in an editorial about Creativity posted on RB's blog a week ago. It raises all kinds of great questions around creative/intuitive thought processes. I'm only about half way through but the points being made are significant and can change the way we view the creative process....

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Debbie Croysdale

I'm going to get this book, it's an interesting concept learning about new ways of thinking. (I prefer book to online.) Sometimes the mind can get like a stuck record, thought patterns become a kind of repetitive groove.

Jonathan Kramer

What Guy presents here is alternative ways of viewing how we 'intuit' by virtue of various studies that have been done. Being someone seeking a breakthrough around innovative visual storytelling I fin...

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Michael Nyako Owiredu
How to shoot video that doesn't suck.

Making great video is an art but it's also a craft the more you practice the better you get remember that everyone's videos suck when they first start out. "Film School in 248 pages a must have for film makers."

Stage 32 Staff - Julie
About 2 decades late, but....

....I'm finally getting around to reading THE FIRM. It's an easy page-turner read. Now, just trying to figure out if I should ruin it by watching the movie when I'm done.

Brian Carlin
Make Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman

This book features a foreword by Trey Parker (of South Park and Team America) fame, and an introduction by James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy). This book offers a ton of practical filmmaking advice for just about every stage, told with Lloyd's wit and experiences.

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

I am putting this on my "must read" - thanks for the suggestion!

Brian Carlin

You're welcome Julie!

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

I started reading it, and though I found it entertaining, I didn't think he was being serious enough for it to be "practical." I mean, if he really treated writers in that way, he'd probably not have...

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