Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a FREEBIE as determined by The Broke and Bookish.
Therefore, since I could choose WHATEVER I wanted to create a list of, AND because I am a writer, I decided to do “Top Ten Books on the Writing Craft That I Hope to Read This Year”.
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I finally ordered and just received “Wired for Story” by Lisa Cron. I have heard so many good things about this book from other writers. I can’t wait to finally dig into it! Then there’s Lisa’s newest release from 2016, “Story Genius”. I’ll be looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this one too.
Okay, confession: I have already started reading this one. But, I’ve only completed chapter one. I ran into an issue in my WIP (work in progress) and thought this might help, and I’ve already discovered and corrected my biggest issue, after just reading one chapter, so I can’t wait to see what the rest of this book has for me!
This one has been recommended to me several times by other writer friends, so it still lingers on my TBR list. I did just order it and should receive it into my hot little hands by February 1st.
This one sounds like a book every writer needs. I read about it, as it came recommended by K.M. Weiland, who has great writing advice.
I don’t intend to write a screenplay, but I’ve heard this book recommended for book authors as well.
This, too, comes highly recommended to me by other writer friends.
My son recommended this book to me a long time ago, but also informed me that Robert McKee tends to use some profane language in it, so I have steered clear of it so far. Then a Christian writer friend recommended it to me and I asked her about the language, and she didn’t remember there being any. So, I guess I’ll take a chance. I can always do like my son said a friend of his did and cross out the inappropriate words with a black sharpie. (The only problem with that is I have to see the words to cross them out.)
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Yes, I am a James Scott Bell fan. He gives writing advice and tips using some great examples that I am familiar with. He includes some writing exercises to help you apply what he’s teaching. I have read two of his books, and like I mentioned above, I am currently reading another one of his books on writing.
What type of books did you share about on your TTT today?
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I hope you’re able to read all the books on your list and learn some awesome writing tips!!
Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-top-ten.html
Thanks Lisa! I will certainly try to read all these books, and I’m sure I’ll learn some awesome writing tips. Each writing book I have read so far has been very helpful to my writing. Of course, my critique groups and writers’ group meetings and conferences all help too. 🙂
Thanks for sharing these book titles. I think I’m going to have to place an order for a few of them.
Hee Hee! I love how you let your comment trail off as you consider which of the books to order. I hope whichever ones you choose will be beneficial to you.
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These sound like some good books. (And good luck with your WIP!) My TTT
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment about my WIP.
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