Screenwriting Books "on my shelf"

These are all the books that you can find on my bookshelf (digital or literal). I have found each of these useful in different ways, but the bolded titles are ones I find myself coming back to again and again. (Amazon Affiliate links below)

The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

Story by Robert McKee

Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland

The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Positive Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

150 Screenwriting Challenges by Eric Heisserer

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

On Writing by Stephen King

Screenplay by Syd Field

The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

 

On directing:

Notes on Directing by Frank Hauser & Russell Reich

Directing Actors by Judith Weston