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Writing Books..

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umbrellabird Tue 29-Jul-14 10:12:02

I am off to the library this week and wanted to know if anyone knows any great writing books they would like to share, or just books that are simply really well written.

I love:
Anything by Natalie Goldberg or Julia Cameron especially The Wild Mind and The Sound of Paper.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Maeve Binchy and Elizabeth Berg both have good books on writing.
Am also reading Stein on Writing and always have Stephen Kings 'On Writing' book on hand.
And a beautifully written novel that I often fall back into is Wintering by Kate Moses.

Anyone else?

schmalex Sat 02-Aug-14 06:19:44

You have some good ones there, OP.

I like screenwriting books on story structure, like Story by Robert McKee. Also Into The Woods by John Yorke.

Self-editing for Fiction Writers (Browne) is also very good if you've got a first draft done.

umbrellabird Sat 02-Aug-14 08:09:33

Thanks Schmalex!

mummybare Sat 02-Aug-14 08:18:33

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande is my go-to when I'm in need of inspiration.

umbrellabird Sat 02-Aug-14 22:44:48

Oh yes Mummybare, I had forgotten about that one!

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 08-Aug-14 16:58:50

Forgotten the title, but the author I got a lot out of lately was John Truby.

roadtripper Fri 05-Sep-14 18:41:30

Characters and viewpoint by orson Scott card

umbrellabird Fri 26-Sep-14 06:26:21

Thanks Roadtripper!

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