Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MUST READS in order to WRITE.

My nose has been glued to three particular writing books.  All of them have taught me more than I could've hoped.  It's like I was wrapped up in my own personal writing conference.  I took notes, reread phrases that meant the most, and then reread them again.  There are a ton of how-to writing books out there.  I've tried a few different ones but these three have been the best so far!  One of them I found on my own, but the other two were referred by people from the AWESOME writeoncon conference!

This first one is good for anyone writing a book, particularly in the fiction genre.  It's pages are filled with important ways to keep your audience involved in your book from the first line to the very last word.
 
Really, I thought it was amazing!  If you haven't read it.  Go.  Now.  Stop reading this post and read the book.  I promise, it's worth your time.

Here is the second book that I loved.

I love the layout of this book.  He gets right to the point with his short chapters.  I just ate up the way he related the art of war to writing.  Writing is a war, and we all want to win.  Read it!

This last one is definitely not the least, just better to read or apply after you've actually written a book.  At least I found it helpful after.  If you've ever wanted to find the best self editor within, this is it!
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So go read, write, read, and then write some more!

I hope you find these books to be as amazing and helpful as I did.

Good luck and write on!

4 comments:

  1. I really want to read Writing the Breakout Novel! It's been on my list forever. Once I finish Stephen King's "On Writing," that's the next one for me! "On Writing" is another excellent book, by the way.

    Thanks for sharing these, Michelle!

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  2. I'll have to read it! Thanks for the reference.

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  3. I'm actually currently reading Writing the Breakout Novel! Though my cover is different from yours for some reason. It says: Insider advice for taking your fiction to the next level.

    I'll have to check out those other two sometime.

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