Read a Good Book Lately?

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

Stephen Foster
My favorite book is "The Artist's Way"

It helped me define my creative life! What is your favorite "bible" for your creative work?

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Aristotle's Poetics but then again Stephen you know I am a writer and you are an actor.

Stephen Foster

Steven Harris Anzelowitz I'm a writer, too! I've written a self-help book for actors, 2 stage plays, endless screenplays...

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

I did not know this!! Very cool!!

William Harrell

I recommend the Len Golden translation with commentary by O.B. Hardison.

Suzanne Bronson
A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth

She is funny, honest, self deprecating and has the career I have always wanted.

"Getting Past Anxiety, an inspirational novel to reclaim your life"

Great fictional story of a character named Stella who took the alternative route in healing her anxiety with a transformative healer. Must read!!!

Eric Rudnick
Books That Have Saved My Life

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad by Brett Martin - Entertaining & thorough look at the last 15 years of TV - how some amazing shows were conceived, developed, sold, & made. Moviemakers' Master Class by Laurent Tirar...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Some great suggestions here, Eric. Thank you!

Stephen Foster

I love 'The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron & "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Those are the foundation books for me!

Lisa Bogner
Looking for a book on screenwriting

I'm currently reading How To Write For Television by Madeline DiMaggio but I it seems extremely useless. She's mainly writing about herself and the screen- and teleplays that she wrote and the extracts that she puts in the book are not even good but extremely bad and I'm not even a professional scre...

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Lisa Bogner

Does anybody know if Writing The TV Drama Series by Pamela Douglas is any good?

Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi Lisa. Sorry, I have not read the two books you reference. But here's a thread in the Screenwriting forum that may be helpful to you: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Best-Screenwriting-...

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Christine Celozzi
All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

Guys, I'm not kidding when I say I really think a lot of actors could utilize this book to expand upon their character development skills. Doerr does an excellent job building the main characters' back stories and allowing the reader to develop insight into their personal lives and admiration for th...

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#Unabashed Dork

I'm finally reading DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Edward Gibbons... I'm on Volume 2 and it really does read like an epic - one story of an empire rising and falling. So much drama!! It has the court intrigue of GAME OF THRONES, the violence of VIKINGS and even some of the romance of OUTLANDER. Just goes to show, you can't beat history!

Jeff Lyons

Yes... it's filled with lovely stories like with one Emperor who liked to paint young boys like little fish and then have them wait underwater in his pool so when he went swimming the boys could swim between his legs and nip at his genitals.

Erik Grossman

What do YOU do with your Saturdays?

Jeff Lyons

Erik--you don't want to know.

James Grant Goldin

Wasn't that Tiberius? That's in Seutonius' "Twelve Caesars," IIRC...one of the bases for "I, Claudius."

Matt Wanicur
The Fireman

The Fireman by Joe Hill.

Matt Wanicur

Have you read Heart-Shaped Box or Horns? I didn't even know Joe Hill was his son until after I read them both. It's uncanny how good he is.

Linda Hullinger
The Eight Characters of Comedy: A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing by Scott Sedita

I just finished this book and found it to be very informative and helpful. Lots of great examples for comparison when writing your own characters, along with a bit of sitcom history and how comedy has evolved since the 50s.

Paul Mahoney

Great book, I loved this one, with many great examples of different comedy character types.

Suzanne Bronson
I Can See Clearly Now

Anyone else into Dr. Wayne Dyer? This book is about how one thing lead to another.

Shawn Speake

Dr. Dyer's the man! Law of Attraction is real. You gotta give action to get it!

Don Zorbas
Great read!

WW2 great read!

Elle Richards
Freakanomics

Anybody read this?

Tom Gurnee

You'll enjoy it if you take the time.

Richard "RB" Botto

Read it a while back. Thought provoking in many respects, a bit out there in others.

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