I noticed a few weeks ago that I don't know of any good guides (books, podcasts, whatever) on how to roleplay. I've searched around for a bit, and couldn't find anything worthwhile.
I'm looking for guides, preferably in book form, on how to roleplay (especially on good form of roleplaying), regardless of system. Think 'Roleplaying for Dummies'.
They should be short and succinct, and help players improve the players' roleplaying, depending on their individual styles. They should explain what roleplaying is, and how to do it, from the base up, for people who've never done it before.
Obviously, no amount of reading material can substitute experience, but it should prepare a player as much as is possible, so that she may be able to understand what a roleplaying game is, how they work in general, and what she can expect.
As a GM, I want to be able to approach a group of people who have never played before, and give them each a copy. After they've read it, I could explain the system and setting, and we'll be good to go.
Are you familiar with anything of the sort? Moreover, would you use something like this if it existed? If you're a GM, would you give it to your players? If you're a new player, would you read it? If you're an experienced player, would you read it?
I've already found Greg Stolze's How to Play Roleplaying Games, but it's much too basic for what I'm looking for. It sells the idea of RPGs to new players, and it covers a few stereotypes and basic lingo. Basically, it sets the ground for the GM to explain things, which is useful, but doesn't really teach how to play roleplaying games. The player won't come back to it to learn more after she read it once, and it doesn't serve as a resource for players.