Sunday, May 17, 2015

Writing for Writers

by Kristi Belcamino

What are your favorite books for writers?

Here are some of mine:



The Writer's Life


Gerald So said...

Hi, Kristi.

I got the most out of reading John Gardner's THE ART OF FICTION: NOTES ON CRAFT FOR YOUNG WRITERS, but I was fooled by "young" in the title. I bought it in eighth grade, but didn't understand it until graduate school.

I also found Lawrence Block's TELLING LIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT and SPIDER, SPIN ME A WEB informative and inspiring.

Kristi said...

Hi Gerald,
Thanks for sharing. Maybe I'll give those books another shot ...

seana graham said...

It's been a while now since I read it, but I really liked Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write.

Kristopher said...

I think Elizabeth George's writing book is amazing. Really shows how she is able to create those complex books. I dip into that one frequently, along with King's On Writing and of course, Bird By Bird - probably the most useful craft book ever.

Kristi said...

I live in Minnesota, so I'm ashamed I forgot to include Ueland's gook - it is wonderful!
Kristopher, I will most definitely check out the book by Elizabeth George. Thanks!