Read a Good Book Lately?

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

Ro Roxie
Maximum Screenwriting: 25 Commonly Asked Questions and Straight Answers by Jeff Schimmel

Jeff Schimmel tells screenwriters things that others don't discuss, and he does it in such an interesting and straight forward way that is both entertaining and easy to read. The title may claim 25 questions answered, but it's really far more than that! Just another book that I'm glad to add to my s...

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Devon Robbins
Troy James Weaver

Any fans of his? If you haven't read this guy, you're missing out. His books are short, almost like a collection of vignettes. Marigold is probably my favorite book ever. It's about a suicidal floral salesman searching for reasons to keep living.

Amanda Toney

This is interesting, I'm definitely going to check it out.

Marion Phillips
Poems by Pablo Nruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. Through nights like this one I held her in m...

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John Forrest
Working on an option for 1 Novel and just finished a Must Read.

My team and I are working on an option for a recently released novel by first time author Jeff South."Kilroy Was Here" - it is currently on Amazon and is a fun, cinematic read. https://www.amazon.com/Kilroy-was-Here-Jeff-South-ebook/dp/B079TPM59B/re... Also,  I would like to suggest that anyone who...

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The Sven Hassel Collection

Grittiest portrait of World War 2 I have ever read. Very graphic too. Perfect stuff for a mini-series.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19497217-the-sven-hassel-collection...

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The Sven Hassel Collection
The Sven Hassel Collection
If you enjoy or have heard about 40K (Warhammer) you can try a trilogy called Last Chancers. Gav Thorpe the writter heavily focus on Sven to make thosIf you enjoy or have heard about 40K (Warhammer) y…
Angie Baggett
A Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire book. Read 31 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A sixteen-year-old girl with a miserable home life find love...
Don Zorbas
The Jungle.

The jungle. “Chicago will be ours.” The last sentence in the book.

Lisa Lowe
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?

Debbie Croysdale
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

Rachel
Truth by Susan Batson

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

Robert Campopiano
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.

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