Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I've been thinking about my writing process.
When I first got back to writing in 2009 little did I know the type of expansive universe I allowed myself to step into.
Along the way I've discovered some guides I'd like to share, books that helped nurture this fledgeling experience.
I believe we learn to write by reading those that go before us, then by interweaving what we've sipped in with what our heart tells us belongs on the page.
Here's a list of some of my favorite writing titles in my library.
How To Grow A Novel, by Sol Stein
On Writing, by Stephen King
The Art Of War For Writers, by James Scott Bell
Zen In The Art Of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk and E.B. White
The Fire In Fiction, by Donald Maass
Writing The Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass
Bullies, Bastards, and Bitches, by Jessica Page Morrell
Hooked, by Les Edgerton
Plot & Structure, by James Scott Bell
Revision & Self-Editing, by James Scott Bell
Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, by Alexandra Sokoloff
Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint, by Nancy Kress
Description & Setting, by Ron Rozelle
Conflict & Suspense, by James Scott Bell
Writing Love, by Alexandra Sokoloff
The First Five Pages, by Noah Lukeman
Breathing Life Into Your Characters, by Rachel Ballon
What Titles have helped you along the way?
Do you believe my list is missing vital books that have helped you on your writing journey? I'd love to discuss that with you.