Read a Good Book Lately?

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

Linda Hullinger
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.

Mary Helen Norris
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.

Linda Hullinger
"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.

Roy M. Martens
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.

Meraxes Soneu
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"?

John Michael German
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.

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.

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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Kerry Morgan
Guilty pleasure and craft books

My favorite guilty pleasure read on the film industry is The Devil's Guide to Hollywood by Joe Eszterhas. I think his experience in the industry, the players and discussing screenwriting will either make a person run screaming out of Hollywood or make you dig your heels in deeper and just do it. It'...

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Keith Hopkins
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.

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Kerry Morgan

Funny you should mention King's book, I was at a writer's panel in Austin and a gentleman in the crowd suggested it, too. I read a sample of it, but I just haven't sat down and read it, yet.

Keith Hopkins

I can't say enough good things about it. He has a lot of insight about knowing when you should keep your writing to yourself, and when it's time to start showing it to people, and opening yourself up for criticism. He calls it "writing with the door closed" vs "writing with the door open"

William Harrell

the only thing I can remember about this book is when he talks about a large woman who babysat him. She used to sit on his face and fart. really couldn't find any use for this book. There's just so ma...

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N. Arunkumar

Definitely a great book on how to build a story in an organic way.

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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Amanda Toney
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!

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