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Twelve books that can help you be a better writer and storyteller.
I always like the one I read now. I' m getting the storyline, the protagonists, the author's vote. These last pages can be like a kind of premonition, a definitive end, which is why I often read the works of a novelist I like in a sequential and (sometimes) obsessive way.
So, when I tried to pick my best references among the books I read in 2017, which will make you a better author in 2018.... well, it was a pain. They' not necessarily my favourite books (although some are), but they will make you a better author. And most of them are not new books.
In 2017 I didn't read some of them for the first reading, but re-read them. You can rediscover the best books: There are 12 books here that can help you become a better author in 2018. It' by my girlfriend Mindy Fried, a social ologist who wrote about the care of her 97-year-old dad in the last year of his career, with a policy background (her dad was an actress, author and a work organiser who was named before the House Un-American Activities Committee).
The things authors can learn: Writing about common things in an unusual way (B2B-Conent authors, I look at you). All of these books document everyday life experiences - but with a view and approach that makes the story anything but prose. Years ago my boyfriend Mitch Joel suggested the Steven Pressfield novel to me, and I read it in 2017.
On the other hand, Steven's autobiography is about postponement. And I hesitated to read it. The things authors can learn: It is not writing that is difficult. It turned out to be one of the most important books I read in 2017. Not always a nice read.
However, Lucia's linguistic usage, the speed of her fiction, the unorthodox nature of grammar and the depth of her character remained with me long after I graduated. The things authors can learn: Playing with speech. It makes your poetic speech sizzle. I have this 2011 Simon Sinek best-selling volume on my 2018 schedule because it's the kind of leader I am in my books as a reader.
I' m thrilled, I' m thrilled.... The reality is that when everyone is in a ledger, I have a tendency not to be in a ledger. For the underdog, the ignored, the ignored, I tended to look at the suggested readings later on. In 2017, my friend Val Witt and I founded a Books Club of Two and read this one.
I understood the why of "Start with Why": The things authors can learn: Amazon will tell you to cut your expenses and just look at the TED conversation that precedes the first one. However, I believe that books should have a price that reflects the amount of thought and effort that goes into them.
It should be a thousand bucks or more, not $8.99. Have a look at the TED conversation if you want, but buy the game. I' ve written this phrase in the preface to Tom Fishburnes first volume, so you already know I'm prejudiced. The things authors can learn: And, similar to Roz Chast's work ( "History" above), Tom's work gives a wonderful nonorthodox and approachable work.
The things authors can learn: To read good writing from the hands of a teacher is a great help, just as you can unwind and simply take in the drive. Besides, I suppose Elif's next work is going to be much better than this, so you should spot it early. Saying that I'm in love with E.B. White is an exaggeration at eye level with the statement that "oxygen is important" or "2017 policy was ridiculous".
It was a place I went to in the 2017s. I' ve left my backside in the same place where E.B. White's backside is on the image on the front page of this one. The things authors can learn: It is a must have as a perfect example of keen writing in the first character that never turns into leniency or short-sightedness, as many bloggers do.
Read. Studying. Yeah, it's a children's story. This is a great service, because this is the most complete work I have ever read. Whenever I read it, I'm all the more sure of it. Many of the classical books for young people and infants I like, because you can tell that the author adheres to a higher standard: no child tolerates boredom.
The books don't take up any of your precious little hours to show how clever they are: There is less often more in children's literature, and there is no better one. The things authors can learn: A small mapple wood listened to the croquet and turned light reddish with fear.
She' s a novelist. The things authors can learn: I' m not sure if I would call this a textbook in the form of an essays or an essays in the form of a work. Approximately the length of a greetings notebook, this 52-page volume is the literature of an infant romping in his mother's heel.
It is a less challenging reading than the other Chimamanda Ngozi Ngochie Americanah. The things authors can learn: 4 ) Subscribe to the books. There were Roald Dahl before Neil Gaiman and R.L. Stine and Lemony Snicket wrote scary children's books. In 1961 I read this volume for the first a year because my boy Evan found a first issue in a used bookshop and purchased it for me on Mother's Day.
This reminds me of how beautiful the British-Norwegian Roald is. Its work ( "like Gaiman's and the others') makes me a little afraid when I read it, although I know it's just imagination, and so the more horrible people won't kidnap me in the midst of a gloomy, stellar nocturn.
It'?s something you can learn: Do you know that sometimes you are meeting someone for the first and immediately have the feeling that you have known him forever? And he gave me this ledger that describes part of the plot. So I read it on the plane back to Boston and immediately bought five more and gave them to the ones I like.
The things authors can learn: Kevin's novel is clever, provocative, interesting, affirmative. So if you haven't read my own how-to notebook about writing ma..... well, 2018 should be your year to do it! So tell me about your readinglist.