Read a Good Book Lately?

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

"How to... Sell Your Screenplay" by Anthony Cawood

This is a wonderful, little ebook loaded with tons of practical and savvy advice for the aspiring screenwriter. In it, our very own long-time member, Anthony Cawood, shares much of his own experience and knowledge. Plus he gives straightforward guidance on how to best navigate and utilize various on...

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Elisabeth Meier

Thanks for sharing. It's free with kindle unlimited. And of course special thanks to Anthony, you should share your work here more often. :)) #love

Elisabeth Meier

Well, I meant that he should share things such as this book and his articles and interviews more often as I always like his advice.

Suzanne Bronson
Bleak House

yes, Dickens. yes 800 pages. Been reading it for two months. But I plod on. I have never read Dickens, so why not start with his

Amanda Toney

Suzanne - you're my hero. I've never read a Dickens book.... Did you make it through?

Matt Hurd
Sick In The Head

I just wrapped up Judd Apatow's book, Sick In The Head. I'm not really a comedy guy, so I wasn't sure what I'd get out of it...but I came away feeling like it's a must-read for all of us in the industry. Apatow started doing interviews as a comedy geek in high school (interviewing, for example, Jerr...

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Amanda Toney

I'm not an Apatow fan, but you definitely have me curious.

Valerie Peterson
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer and...

The Art of Asking is just a great book on the creative life... or, get the short version from her awesome TED talk... And since I'm "bookish" and mystery-ish (in my TV writing, too), I'll give a plug to The Covenant by Jeff Crook. Just finished this slightly supernatural mystery, female ex-heroin ad...

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Amanda Toney

The Covenant sounds like a fun page-turner. I'm bookmarking the Art of Asking TED talk, too. Thanks for sharing Valerie!

Malik McCall
The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor: Larry Moss

I'm sure someone has already referenced this book but wanted to throw it into the ring. If you're serious about the craft of acting read this book. It will make you think about how you can bring yourself/child/artist out into the room and ultimately bring your "acting chops" to new heights. Great book.

Amanda Toney

Great suggestion. I'm going to post about it in the acting lounge, too!

Tomasz Mieczkowski

Thanks Malik. And thanks you Amanda for the re-share, I never heard of this book. I'll give it a read.

Semira Chan
Mistress of the Sun By Sandra Gulland

Based on true events, the way this author constructed this story was amazing. She weaved us into the life of this young girl without us even realizing or feeling like she was - by the end of the story I felt like I had lived this woman's life. Truly heart wrenching and emotional. She evoked emotion...

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Suzanne Bronson
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Fascinating book on how the brain makes snap judgements- in literally the blink of an eye.

Nicholas Jordan

I put it on my discussion group for the use of others, not all is free-will choice of the actors.

JD Gargano
What next?

Hey stagehands, I'm looking for some reading recommendations. I am deep into Stephen King's Dark Tower (wanted to read it before the movie comes out) and am a life long fan of his as well as Neil Gaiman and Chuck Palahniuk. I'm also not opposed to good graphic novel recommendations as well. Benchmar...

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David Taylor
I AM PILGRIM By Terry Hayes

A story of terrorism and detection of a very different sort. At 600+ pages it is an impressive tome that also delivers from the very first pages. Hayes' style is effortless in the read. It's a great story, good pace, a great book, and a bit of a writing lesson.

Indian Mythology

If you are interested into the Indian Mythology I suggest you should read this one."Asura" The untold Story of Ravana Written by Anand Neelakandan The book just give an exact frame on what happening .When you read it ,you simply can visualize every frame of it..There is Phrase on that book introducing their tribes

Colin Hussey
Sixteen Satires of Juvenal

(April Posting Challenge, Day 23) The Sixteen Satires of Juvenal is a great historical reference for those looking to shoot a story set in ancient Rome. Originally published in the 2nd Century, this collection of pointed poems by a disgruntled ex-tribune, is in PDF form that can be downloaded here:...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
RB's Content challenge for April

The Art of War--Sun Tzu

Valerie Peterson

And I LOVE the War of Art by Steven Pressfield... ;)

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