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.


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.