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Here we go…Name some good writing books!
I love me a book on the craft of writing. I seriously can’t get enough because there’s always something to learn, a new way of doing things, or a take on things you never thought of before. So here are three of my faves:
Self Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne & Dave King
This is one of those books I come back to time and time again. It’s crammed full of great advice and I used it a lot to prepare my manuscript before I got my book deal but it’s a book you’ll come back to time and time again. It covers everything from dialogue to inner monologue and exposition and the examples are brilliant.
Writing Short Stories (Writers’ and Artists’ Companions), Courttia Newland & Tania Harshman
This is great if you’re interested in shorter works of fiction. There’s a lot of great advice in here about structuring and writing short stories which is a different set of skills to writing a novel. This is a must for anyone who wants to write short stories, even if they’re writing longer mediums as well.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Though this is slightly different from other books that cover the craft of writing, this has some fantastic advice with regards to writing character expressions that will make you think much more deeply about how you write your characters. It’s a book I use all the time!
Tell me, what are your favourites? Hit me up with your suggestions so I can add to my collection!
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