Developing Creative Discipline- part 13

September 17, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all,

A few more books you might consider reading.

Now, at the risk of doing down ‘The Seven Basic Plots’ let me say its a well-written book which is more suitable to a university course than a handy guide to writing. Other than that…

up of the list is

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Writers  (Karl Iglesias) – some really useful insights into how to improve your writing from the reflections of those at the chalk face.

The 21st Century Screenplay (Linda Aronson) –  everything that is not  3 Act structure. I found its tips and advice helpful when writing a biographical screenplay. Deserving of its place on any book shelf.

The Writer’s Journey (Christopher Bolger) – a must read but set aside some space in between as there is a lot to take in.

Just Effing Entertain Me (Julie Gray) – invaluable advice from someone who knows the industry and how to make your script a hot sizzle on the barbecue rather than a damp squib in the sink.

The Anatomy of Story (John Truby) – this book offers interesting insights and thinking that some may find overly prescriptive but well worth a read as there’s a lot of good teaching within it.

Til next time….

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