Writing craft book reviews

Books & such

I tend to acquire all types of books, but I’m a real sucker for a writing craft books. I have an overflowing shelf of writing advice just waiting to be read and analyzed.

In the past, I had restrictions on time and mostly skimmed or cherry picked information as I went. Now, that I’m going to have more time, I want to start going through these books to post reviews discussing what what useful about the book and how easy it was to adapt to my current writing process.

Here’s what I currently have on my shelf:

  • The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
  • The Creative Process by Carol Burke and Molly Best Tinsley
  • Story Genius by Lisa Cron
  • The Nuts and Bolts Writer’s Manual by Loma Davies
  • Now Write! edited by Sherry Ellis
  • Live Writing by Ralph Fletcher
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  • Writing Past Dark by Bonnie Friedman
  • The Ode Less Traveled by Stephen Fry
  • The Art of the Interview by Lawrence Grobel
  • Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight
  • Writing Great Short Stories by Margaret Lucke
  • Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maas
  • The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall
  • Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan
  • Rules for the Dance by Mary Oliver
  • Guide to Rapid Revision by Daniel Pearlman and Paula Pearlman
  • The Successful Author Mindset Workbook by Joanna Penn
  • The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
  • The Elements of Editing by Arthur Plotnik
  • Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
  • The Reader, the Text, the Poem by Louise Rosenblatt
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger
  • Writing through the Darkness by Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer
  • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  • First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner
  • From First Draft to Finished Novel by Karen Wiesner

I’ll likely start with The Marshall Plan (after November’s NaNoWriMo event) because its the foundation that I’ve built my current process upon. But if anyone has suggestions on order or reasonably priced recommendations I’m listening.

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