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Best books in writing

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buttybuttybutthole Wed 13-Jun-18 06:04:29

I want to treat myself to a useful book I help with writing.

I already have Stephen king's book, a writers book of days and Patricia highsmith's book on writing suspense fiction.

My budget is £10.

Or even a subscription for a magazine!

Any suggestions?

FlyTipper Wed 13-Jun-18 09:15:38

Wired for Story or Story Genius by Lisa Cron. Either or both. Essential reading.

For novel structure I find Screenwriting tricks for authors by Alexandra Sokoloff extremely useful.

elephantscanring Wed 13-Jun-18 09:20:16

I love How not to write a novel - Mittelmark and Newman. Very funny and very true - and John Yorke - Into the woods.

buttybuttybutthole Wed 13-Jun-18 17:00:08

I haven't heard of any of these but they sound very useful. Thanks- will look up!

buttybuttybutthole Wed 13-Jun-18 21:49:30

Got screenwriting tricks for authors with kindle unlimited smile

FlyTipper Thu 14-Jun-18 08:17:11

Actually, I have Screenwriters on kindle but then bought the hard copy as it was that good. Worth the investment imo.

buttybuttybutthole Wed 18-Jul-18 07:40:32

Hasvanyon chit any more recommendations for books on writing?

Violet19 Wed 18-Jul-18 16:24:46

Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas is excellent. It's definitely the one I've found most helpful to date.

buttybuttybutthole Wed 18-Jul-18 21:05:47

That's exactly what I'm looking for !

QueenoftheNights Tue 24-Jul-18 07:27:56

FREE- go to and download their Black on White.
141 pages of how to do it.

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