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“Blogging Through…” Help Pick a Writing Craft Book We Can Study Together

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blogging ThroughIt’s been a while since I’ve written regularly and, along with that, it’s been a long time since I’ve read/studied any books on the craft of writing to remind myself of the technical aspects of what I choose to spend my after-hours time doing.

Rather than do it alone, though, I thought it might be fun to “blog through” a craft book to hopefully generate some discussion and other points of view from those of you who choose to participate. With that in mind, I thought I’d post a survey to get you to help me pick the book to do this with. The books I’ve picked are available through Kindle Unlimited, if you have that program and/or most likely available through your public library, if you don’t already own them. (Or, of course, you can purchase the book if you want.)

Please share in the comments why you’d like a particular book and why you think I, and the other readers here, should be interested in blogging through it.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol permalink
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:23 pm

    I’d like to study Story Trumps Structure because it’s super easy for me to sabotage myself by focusing on the rules. I need a refresher in just letting go and letting the story take over.

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  2. Dora Wagner permalink
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:14 pm

    As I have no experience in writing anything other than legal documents and I have an idea or two roaming around in my head, I would like something on developing my story idea, rather than form.

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    • Friday, July 1, 2016 5:42 am

      Then I’d suggest you read Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell.

      Why? Because as well as being a great after-you’ve-written refresher, it can also serve as an excellent before-you-start whistlestop tour of some of the main principles of fiction writing: plot, structure, point of view etc.

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