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A few...of my favorite craft books on writing, and those just for reading...

I'm reading:


Word Painting Revised Edition, Rebecca McClanahan

– I'm loving this book on descriptive writing


Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, Card, Athans, Lake

– great history and advice


The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

– I love the movies and watch them over and over––which I never do except for this trilogy and the Harry Potter series. I tried to read LOTR several years ago, but I just wasn't ready to appreciate the writing. Now that I have been learning about writing and editing for a while, I started the story over again and I'm absolutely reveling in the simple joy of reading darn good writing.


In the cue:


Save the Cat! Blake Snyder

– on screenwriting


Wired for Story, Lisa Cron

– brain science and writing


What I've read:


On Writing Tenth Anniversary Edition, Stephen King

– I've only read Pet Cemetery––thirty-five years ago! But this book is a great memoir and offers some excellent writing advice.


got style? Helen Hardt

– an excellent go-to, quick and practical, reference on writing


The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

– so many answers!


Dreyer's English, Benjamin Dreyer

– can't wait for the game!



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