If you’ve ever tried to write a screenplay (and let’s face it, that’s what we were all doing before we started trying to launch a new photo-sharing app), you’ve undoubtedly read a book by screenwriting guru Syd Field (one is known as the bible of screenwriting). Field died at the age of 77, but his impact will continue for years to come.

+ In The Atlantic, Andrew Simmons explains how Facebook has transformed his students’ writing — for the better (sort of).