Here is a list of some of the books I have read to educate myself about the many aspects of writing.
I use Amazon for buying books because reading the reviews helps me make good choices.
- This is the first book I read before I started writing my first novel, Rookie Killer. I had lots of ideas floating around in my head and this book helped to get me started.
WRITING 300% FASTER: LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT–by–ERNST JONES
- Other books include the following. I took some information from each of these books, applied them to my stories, and revised, revised and revised. Learning is a work in progress, there is always some new information and ideas that jump in your head to give you more fun stories.
BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES, & ENDS–by–NANCY KRESS
- I’m old school and like having the actual book in my hands. Also, it allows me to highlight, bookmark, and refer back to the information which pertains to my style of writing.
CRAFTING NOVELS & SHORT STORIES–FROM THE EDITORS OF WRITER’S DIGEST
MASTERING SUSPENSE STRUCTURE & PLOT–by–JANE E. CLELAND
STRONG VEBS STRONG VOICE–by–ANN EVERETT
THE EMOTION THESAURUS–by–ANGELA ACKERMAN & BECCA PUGLISI
HOW TO WRITE SHORT STORIES AND USE THEM TO FURTHER YOUR WRITING CAREER–by–JAMES SCOTT BELL
GRAMMAR For Fiction Writers–by–CHRIS SAYLOR & MARCY KENNEDY
ROGET’S 21st CENTURY THESAURUS
CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM–by–CHUCK SAMBUCHINO
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS–by–TEE MORRIS & PIP BALLANTINE
- I think I have learned a lot in the first 2 1/2 years of my writing journey and plan on learn much, much more!