On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Although I am not a Stephen King fan I found this book full of useful insights and it’s interesting to see the path he took to world-wide success – definitely well worth a read
Sometimes the Magic Works
“If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical” says Terry Brooks. This book offers a rare and wonderful opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn from) one of fantasy fiction’s pre-eminent authors. Good for non-fantasy readers as well.
The Elements of Style
This book has been haunting me. Everywhere I looked I saw it referred to as the go-to-book on writing and let’s face it we can all do with a hand when it comes to writing. It even enjoys a 5 star rating on Amazon from 50 reviews, so I decided to take a punt and give it a go – it definitely deserves the stars. A tiny book with a huge punch.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition
This is the best book I’ve read so far on editing – I read it in one sitting. It offers really straight-forward, simple to follow advice, examples to enable you to test your understanding and check-lists for future reference. This will help you become a great self-editor and should help reduce your editing bill. A good one to add to your library.