Some books are good, some books are mediocre. The following is a collection of the books that I have purchased over the years—and I spend hours agonizing over which book I should buy! These aren’t even all of them. I have a few more kicking around that have not managed to round up yet since our most recent move. Never fear, these I shall post, too.
What books are on your shelf?
Mostly aimed at the novice writer, but it never hurts to be reminded from time to time.
Because the internet just doesn’t work when the power is out.
How to get that new idea down quickly.
Because no other occupation requires logic as much as writing.
Need I really say why you need a good grammar book? Or two or three?
Because everyone needs some motivation…and wow! The cover I have has a floppy drive on it! Wow…DATED!
Who needs cheap marketing more than aspiring authors?
No need to get carried away with strange words, but sometimes you need a different word other than “tall”. Perhaps “towering” would be better?
This is dry and anything but fiction, but the essentials you can learn by writing down-to-earth pieces will carry you far in writing what you really enjoy.
We all have idiot moments.
Pitching it to the right publisher, not losing hope, and how to fix why you are being rejected.
Love, love love.
From back in the day when I didn’t think I had one.
Makes for an interesting read, good for giving you ideas. Though I never stick to them.
Love it. Need to read it again.
Because everyone feels love and shows it differently–and so should your characters.
Handy little book.
Rhyming in your copy isn’t the best of ideas, but what about when you need to make up a catchy slogan or place name?
No fantasy writer is complete without one
Most all of the things you need to know about writing well is in this slim volume.