Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Books on Writing

Someone asked for recommendations for books for writers elsewhere, and since I made the effort to craft a response with links and everything, it seemed silly not to post it here. So, three fabulous books on writing:

William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade.

Jane Yolen's Take Joy

The memoir half of Stephen King's On Writing.


Fun, well written, and filled with wisdom.

2 comments:

Sean M. Murphy said...

While I haven't read the Goldman, and (I'm ebarrassed to admit, four months later) Yolen is still sitting on my "to read" pile, I can certainly concur on the King book, which was delightful and illustrative. It's short and very accessible, well worth the effort.

Douglas Hulick said...

I like Lawrence Block's stuff on writing from years ago, both in his WD columns and on it's own. The two titles of his I have on my shelf are "Writing the Novel from Plot to Print" and "Telling Lies for Fun and Profit" (the latter is a collection of his WD columns). I always walk away from them inspired and energized to write, no matter how many times I've read them.