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Writing tagged Books

  1. Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD by Martin Aston

    My thoughts on the book about 4AD records, plus a 556 track playlist.

  2. How Soon is Now by Richard King

    A few notes about, and quotes from, the book, plus a long Spotify playlist of tracks mentioned.

  3. ‘The Actor’s Art and Craft’ by William Esper and Damon DiMarco

    My notes on the book that recounts a year’s worth of Esper teaching his variation of the Meisner acting technique.

  4. Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

    I recently read Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder…

  5. w/e 3 December 2017

    Mostly Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’.

  6. D3.js book series dates charts

    I’ve written a thing in D3.js to draw charts that show when books in a series are set, compared with the dates on which they were published.

  7. ‘Measuring America’ by Andro Linklater

    My notes on this fascinating book about the history of mapping the continent.

  8. Buy this!

    Wondering why Amazon doesn’t have a single international page per item.

  9. Postwar by Tony Judt

    Bits of the book that jumped out at me.

  10. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson

    A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.

  11. Whoops! by John Lanchester

    Notes on the book about the financial crash.

  12. A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich

    A timeline of events mentioned in this lovely history book.

  13. Falling out of love

    The final volume of Samuel Pepys’ diary has been a disappointment. Not due to the content, but due to the shoddy printing.

  14. Nearly future

    Thoughts on James Bridle’s post about Network Realism.

  15. ‘Cognitive Surplus’ by Clay Shirky

    My notes from reading the book.

  16. The first life logger

    Gerolamo Cardano may have been the world’s first life logger or quantified self or whatever.

  17. ‘A Whore’s Profession’ by David Mamet

    Notes on this collection of essays. Most of the notes are about acting and directing.

  18. Paul Morley’s ‘Words and Music’

    Summary of what I liked and how it excited me.

  19. ‘True and False’ by David Mamet

    My notes on the book, in which Mamet rants against acting eduction, acting teachers, The Method… everything other than the actor getting on stage in front of an audience and delivering the author’s lines.

  20. ‘Sanford Meisner on Acting’

    Notes on Meisner’s enjoyable and inspiring book.

  21. ‘Respect for Acting’ by Uta Hagen

    Notes on the book, which has been required reading for my Foundation acting course.

  22. ‘An Actor Prepares’ by Constantin Stanislavski

    Because I’m usually immersed in web stuff, it’s interesting to read a text whose ideas…