More Books Writers Should Read—4. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Lisa Cron’s Wired for Story is a unique writing guide that utilizes brain science to show what readers want out of a story. Cron uses various psychological aspects to explain how to craft characters, plots, and conflicts in a way that will allow your readers to enjoy your story and want to keep reading it. … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—4. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

More Books Writers Should Read—3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic isn’t specifically a writing guide, but creativity is an essential part of writing, so I decided to include this book on my list. Elizabeth Gilbert shows us that creativity isn’t something to dread or an implement of suffering, but rather creativity should be embraced as something divine, fun, and magical. Through courage, enchantment, … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

More Books Writers Should Read—2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott provides a unique take on teaching writing by making her writing guide a memoir, too. This combination of life lessons and writing tips offers a deeper perspective on being a writer and learning to write well. In Bird by Bird, Lamott covers the insecurities many writers have, pushing through your lousy first drafts, … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

More Books Writers Should Read—1. 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias

In August 2016, I presented a series of blog posts called Books Writers Should Read, where I recommended six great writing guides. Today, I am going to extend that series by suggesting More Books Writers Should Read. Keep an eye out this week and next to learn about four more great books that can help … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—1. 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias