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Writing Books I’m Reading

Every writer should be constantly reading about his craft or taking classes on improving his writing skills. This year I blew my budget on going to Norwescon, so I won’t be doing any more seminars. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be learning. Here are some of the books on my Kindle that I’ve been reading so far this year.

The Path to Self-Publishing Success by Michel Hicks

Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran

250 Things You Should Know About Writing by Chuck Wendig

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall

The first two books are related to Self-Publishing, something I’m a tad bit familiar with already. So I didn’t get as much out of them as someone who has not been doing his own thing for the past five years. However, I will say that I did enjoy David’s book regardless of how much I already knew. This man’s smart and you should listen to him. Oh, and read his blog too! Did I mention Let’s Get Digital is free on Kindle right now? What are you waiting for?

Chuck’s book is also written by an incredibly smart and experienced writer who gives back far more than he’ll ever take. Read his book, read his blog, learn from he who knows.

Johnathan’s book is my current favorite on my Kindle. I had no idea how deeply human it was to tell stories. Every writer should be required to read this book. I mean we’re not writing for dolphins here, or robots. We’re writing stories for fellow humans and it only makes sense that we as writers should be more familiar with our audience.




3 thoughts on “Writing Books I’m Reading”

  1. Val – Chuck Wendig is a force of nature. I don’t know how he pumps out the good advice so adroitly. But I’m glad he does. He’d sell more writing books if he had a filtered version of them though. Some folks are turned off by the colorful language.

    Jake – I have read Konrath’s book too. But I have not read Randy’s book. I’ll look into it. Thanks!

  2. I’ve also read “Let’s Get Digital”. That was a very good book. I also recommend J.A Konrath’s book about writing and “Writing Fiction for Dummies” by Randy Ingermanson.

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