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.
Hi Gerald,Thanks for sharing. Maybe I'll give those books another shot ...
It's been a while now since I read it, but I really liked Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write.
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.
Seana,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!
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