On Books and Writing
My friend, Eric, wrote about books and reading over at Sinistral Scribblings today. I opened my email and Writer’s Digest is promoting a book called How to Brainstorm and Develop Awesome Story Ideas. I laughed. Ideas are never a shortage around here!
Then, I got to wondering. I have no books on the writing craft on my shelves, though I do have a few punctuation and grammar sites bookmarked. I subscribe to a wonderful blog about writing, Writability, that holds lots of useful tips, and I am surrounded by writerly friends willing to bleed all over my stories. I am learning.
I am. I catch myself going “Oh! Scratch the –ing. Make it –ed instead” or various other things that my friends have taught me through editing.
So, now I question you (Discussion time!):
Do you have writing books on your shelves? Have you read them? Would you buy them again?
Please take a moment to read my short story “Gloria” here and leave me a review!
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