Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday and Writing: People Smarter Than Me

As on this beautiful Wed. I find myself still the proud owner of an incomplete manuscript, I have decided to make this entry more useful and blog resources for writers.

So Natalie has some good writing advice on her blog in the side column there is a list of links for resources and a lists of posts she's done on writing advice. Maggie Stiefvater has some good posts on revision here and here and here.

And if you still need resources, I attended a workshop this weekend and the instructor left us with this
booklist: Writing Down the Bones, On Writing, On Writing Well, and Making Shapely Fiction.

Someone commented on my contest post that they would like to know the last book I really loved. I've read a lot of good books this year. It's hard to pick just one. I'm going to tell you a few that I really loved and why as I think the why might be more helpful with recommendations that threaten trolldom.

The Twilight Saga, because if I weren't married I'd beat Isabella Swan up and steal her man! Seriously, though the romance is really strong (although I would probably do this).

Shiver, because of the lyrical writing. (Though, I find myself annoyed that my pre-ordered sequel doesn't seem to have been mailed yet).

Beautiful Creatures, because the story is really compelling. The magical elements are strong and very well woven into the story.

The Hunger Games because a lot of the atrocious things that happen in Panem can be found in our society and we tend to overlook them. And Peeta is such a sweetheart.


  1. Oh! Don't forget the book "Plot and Structure". It was part of a series, by some guy named James Bell and something like that. It's on the bookshelf behind me but right now, it seems like a lot of effort to turn around and pull it out. It's amazing, though =) I've read it three times now and I've learned something new each time!

  2. Good to know. I'll check that one out.

  3. Still incomplete?
    Dang, get to work! :)

  4. Maggie Stiefvater's books are wonderful! Thanks for dropping by my blog and playing...I hope you filled out the form for the grand prize. :)