Books to help you WriteWriting books
I agree with the general feeling that ALL books help me to write better. Writing self-help books is about establishing credibility as an expert in your field. Just make sure you take a break. When you write a book that nobody wants to read, it won't have much influence.
Who are the authors who have improved your writing?
Wow.... nobody was commenting on the accounts I usually go to. First, I share the general feeling that ALL of my novels help me to write better. I have a complete copy of Harry Potter and the Wizard's Stone, in which I have highlighted the use of words, the styles and the edges with memos on the number of words, chapters and premonitions.
This is my top 3 because it affects 3 of the areas of my work that I am working on the most: Plan ing, write ing and motivation / diligence. Swain' Dwight Swain's techniques. It is an enormous volume on the theories of novelism. As the many writers rubbing (the ones poo-poo plotting) the bad way, I'm a solid creditor that if I'm to reform my typing, I should look for any way to do that.
One of the many issues that arise when telling a story, this volume explores the idea of breaking the letter from a large-scale novel approach to a phrase by phrase. It is one of the roots of the writing technique "motivation-reaction". SPECIFICALLY I refer to it when I work with other authors on the river of their histories, and even when I help others to ask questions (protagonists, goals, situation, rogues/opposition and disaster).
This made the greatest distinction for me in my work because it facilitated the literacy for me - it helped me turn my idea into storylines, two-dimensional figures in three different sizes, and a whole storyline into a ménagement. A new typeface physics atomizes this work. She becomes a writer.
To become a novelist couldn't be any different than Swain's techniques. It' not about plots or theories or characterriting. It' about the trial of being a novelist. After all, I said that non-plotting authors hated techniques, and since I've been a printer all my lifetime, that's what I needed to become a novelist. Teached me to just get my ass in the stool and hug the trial.
Teaching me to open up my unconscious and let the idea run. He made me write consequently and on a TIMETABLE - which is ironical when you consider that it is a novel about walking with the current. That'?s exactly what it is about this volume.... it is about using the music.
I' m always passing this work on to authors who spend an hours sitting at their typewriter or computer or notebook and just say a few words about their name. As becoming a writer does not free your timetable or find you the free writing times (see my third volume for that), it gets you past writer's pad when you do what it asks.
It is the one that has increased my typing performance from 200 words per second to 1,500 words per fifteen min (admittedly, this requires the keyboard's capability to enter 100 words per min, but the bottom line is that my MIND was able to keep up). They are all essentially the same books, and the news of all is: "Do it.
" I will never be writing tales for a livin' and writing the way I like writing when I insist on one of the following points: In fact, if you want to be a writer, you have to. It' not enough to think about it, and these textbooks are a reminder that you need to take a leak or get out of the poo.
When your problems are about getting things in the way, these are your answers. I' ve got a good three sturdy bookshelves devoted to bookmaking and other good ones: