The best books on Screenwriting, recommended by Richard Walter 1 Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434 by Lew Hunter 2 Write Screenplays That Sell by Hal Ackerman 3 Poetics by Aristotle 4 Plots and Characters by Millard Kaufman 5 Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters by Michael Tierno May 2010 The best books on Screenwriting, recommended by Richard Walter The Hollywood screenwriting guru picks the best five books on writing a blockbusting screenplay. Aristotle knew what he was doing. It’s all about the story. Less is more. One word is better than lots of words. Simple really.