No Thanksgiving for me, please, I’ve already had one.
I’m Canadian, so I celebrated Thanksgiving back in October. The week before I joined the blog hop, everyone was discussing books that explained a subject of their choice. Let’s look at my favourite writing books!
The WednesdayWeekly Blogging Challenge is a weekly blog hop hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Last week we talked about our strange and unusual talents. This week our friends in the USA are discussing thankfulness and gratitude. How about you check them out?
Favourite Writing books
I bet you were sure I was going to choose knitting. My friends, you can have too much of a good thing.
Stephen King: On Writing
I think just about every writer has a copy of this stashed away somewhere. We had a digital copy we’d purchased long ago, and about two years ago came home from a convention with a fresh, new paperback. King’s methods are more intuitive than others, but it comes from years of practice. I think folks often forget he actually studied the craft at a university level.
Steering the Craft: Ursula K. LeGuin
We picked this up on our Cee’s recommendation. LeGuin wrote beautiful fantasy novels. Her craft book is full of exercises to help you learn how to steer your own fantastic
Writing the Breakout Novel: Donald Maass
Donald Maass runs one of the most successful literary agencies in New York. It’s particularly notable for the amount of successful Science Fiction and Fantasy authors it represents. Writing the Breakout Novel gives insight into important aspects of writing such as the premise, stakes, and advanced plot structures. It’s a technical book, so yes, it can be dry in places. Does it have good information? You bet your bippie it does.
Do you have any favourite books that you’d like to share? Are you an American celebrating Thanksgiving? Remember: It’s not the tryptophan in the turkey that gets you…it’s the amount of stuffing 😉