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BOOKS OF INTERESTABOUT WRITING:

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY, Christopher Vogler
THE ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING "Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives", Lajos Egri
ONE WRITER’S BEGINNINGS, Eudora Welty
WRITERS IN HOLLYWOOD, 1915-1951, Ian Hamilton
WRITERS DREAMING “23 Writers Talk About Their Dreams and the Creative Process”, Naomi Epel
WRITING DOWN TO THE BONES, “Freeing the Writer Within”, Natalie Goldberg
WILD MIND “Living the Writer’s Life”, Natalie Goldberg
THE ARTIST’S WAY “A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity”, Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan
GALL AND HONEY, Edward Joseph Doherty

AB0UT WRITING TELEVISION:

WRITING THE TV DRAMA SERIES, Pamela Douglas.
TRUE BLUE “The Real Stories Behind NYPD BLUE”, David Milch and Det. Bill Clark
HORIZONTAL HOLD, "The Making and Breaking of a Network Television Pilot", Daniel Paisner
LOU GRANT, "The Making of TV's Top Newspaper Drama", Douglass K. Daniel
LOVE IS ALL AROUND, "The Making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show" Robert S. Alley & Irby B. Brown
THIS... IS CBS, "A Chronicle of 60 Years", Robert Slater
THE POWERS THAT BE, "Within the Kingdom of the Media" , David Halberstam
PRIME TIME, OUR TIME, "America's Life and Times Through the Prism of Television", Donna McCrohan
INSIDE PRIME TIME, Todd Gitlin
WORKING IN SHOW BUSINESS, "Behind the Scenes Careers in Theater, Film and Television", Lynne Rogers
WRITING THE SCREENPLAY: TV AND FILM, Wadsworth Press. Alan A. Armer.
UNSOLD TV PILOTS: The Almost Complete Guide to Everything You Never Saw on TV 1955-1990. Lee Goldberg.

ABOUT WRITING MOVIES:

THE SENSE AND SENSIBILITY SCREENPLAY AND DIARIES “Bringing Jane Austen’s Novel to Film”, Emma Thompson.
SCREENPLAY "The Foundations of Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Guide from Concept to Finished Script", Syd Field
THE SCREENWRITER'S WORKBOOK "Exercises and Step-by-Step Instruction for Creating a Successful Screenplay", Syd Field
MAKING MOVIES, Syndey Lumet
MONSTER, "Living off the Big Screen", John Gregory Dunne
AMERICAN SCREENWRITERS, "The Insiders' Look at the Art, the Craft, and the Business of Writing Movies", Karl Schanzer & Thomas Lee Wright
WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD, "64 Professionals Talk About Moviemaking" Alexandra Brouwer and Thomas Lee Wright
SPIKE, MIKE, SLACKERS & DYKES, "A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema", John Pierson
HOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY "The Real Rules of Film and Television", Carl Sautter
GETTING YOUR SCRIPT THROUGH THE HOLLYWOOD MAZE, "An Insider's Guide", Linda Stuart
THE SCREENWRITING LIFE "The Dream, the Job and the Reality", Rich Whiteside
THE TOOLS OF SCREENWRITING "A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay", David Howard and Edward Mabley
WITHOUT LYING DOWN, “Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood”, Cari Beauchamp
FOCUS ON BONNIE AND CLYDE, edited by John G. Cawleti
SCREENWRITERS, “America’s Storytellers in Portrait”, Helena Lumme and Mika Manninen.
THE SCHREIBER THEORY: A Radical Rewrite of American Film History. David Kipen


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