Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursdays Children...Inspired by great advice

Time for Thurdays Children again, an awesome bloghop about writerly inspiration hosted by Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez.  

One of the things that always most inspiring is the awesome advice by other writers. Some of my favorite books on writing are: 

Stephen Kings On Writing   Half memoir of the master of horror and half instruction, this book is
packed full of awesome tips. 

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont  This book contains useful instruction on both
writing and life. Not to be missed. 

The Fire in The Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great. The title pretty much says it all! 

What about you guys? What are some of your favorite books on writing. And does ANYONE out there know of any books that aren't for beginners? I'd really love something that talks more about things like themes, moods and internal quests. Although, again, anything not geared towards beginner writers would be awesome! 

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  1. Hi Karen - I've seen these around, but never looked at them .. particularly Anne Lamott, and 'obviously' Stephen King ..

    I bought "Save the Cat!" by Blake Snyder - it's on screen-writing .. but at the blog where I spotted the name .. the others were raving about it ... so I thought it was likely to be a good buy on a number of fronts ..

    Another one that may suit - it's about blogging a book - and is called that "How to Blog a Book" - which covers writing, publishing and promoting your work .. but obviously starts you off as such ... again I haven't looked at it ..

    But both are food for thought - good luck with the project ... and your writing .. cheers Hilary

  2. I bet the book by Stephen King is interesting!

  3. I loved On was such an interesting read!

  4. On Writing and Bird by Bird are two of the greats. I also loved The Right to Write by Julia Cameron. :-)