Since I am going to commit to writing a book on this blog beginning next month, and I intend to teach as I do it, it seemed a good idea to post up a few books for anyone out there interested in a list of books on how to write. haha. How to write books on how to write. Very good. Clarity.
Okay, so here is the list and it is not complete by any means. I also want to say that I personally have not read all of these. I have read a few.
John Gardner: The Art of Fiction and On Becoming a Novelist
How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them–A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande
Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose
The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray
Spunk & Bite A writer’s guide to bold, contemporary style by Arthur Plotnik
There are some folks who believe (and I sort of do too) that you will be better served just WRITING than by reading about writing, but I read a lot about the craft of writing in my early days, so if you want to do that, then please feel free. My hope and intention with my How to Write series is to show you how writers get it done. I will include videos, photos, and text for you so you can follow along. I would really love it if someone else decided to join in. If you have a story idea you would But lto explore, please do feel free to be a part of this series.
I am doing this for YOU! (I mean, come on, I already KNOW how to write, hm?) But lest anyone think I do not identify with their struggles, here is a video for you. It’s funny, but true.