3 journals full of writings later and I was looking for a way to spark creativity in my practice. Why? Well, I was having a writer’s block. I need something to help challenge and spark ideas. I was in my local Barnes and Noble picking up books for a class when I found a little gem on the book self. It was Write the Poem by Piccadilly.
Elements of Style: Grammar Handbook
Elements of Style was a book recommend by writer’s group as many writers in our group are getting close to finish their manuscript, and would need to start editing them. You can insert the sounds of groans here. It is a difficult thing to do, which is why this book was brought up. I checked it out from the local library out f curiosity and was surprised for many reasons.
Tales from Digital Deliria: Invasion of Technology
I am very thankful for the introduction to my local writing group for a lot of reasons. One of those reasons that I got introduced to the blog, Tales from Digital Deliria. Carisa H-K walks readers through what it is like to have lived during the dawn of technological innovation and the amazing technology that has yet to come. You, the reader, just have to pick the time frame you want to dive into
Elements of Fiction: Little Book of Tips and Advice
I have thought about taking up a fiction writing project inspired by one of the members completing these amazing flash fiction pieces for competition. I typically focus on improving my writing for this blog, but thought a new challenge might be fun. With that in mind, I needed to research the fiction writing process, but since my time has been limited due to crazy schedules the advice needed to be concise and short. Hence, I recently checked out Elements of Fiction by Walter Mosley from my local library
Now Write!: Collection of Tips and Tricks from Fiction Writers
It seems like every author and their editor has comments and tips about the writing process. If only someone could organize all the information by splitting the information by writing style and writing techniques. Oh wait… SOMEONE DID!
The Everything Creative Writing Book: Tackle Your Writing
Writing comes in many forms and many shapes. They can be long or they could be less than a full page. Sometimes we need help figuring out what project to venture into next when it comes to our writing. That is why I like The Everything Creative Writing Book by Carol Whiteley.
Poetry 101: History of the Written Art
I will readily admit that it took me a long time to fall in love with the written art. By written arts, I mean the literary masterpieces that my English Professors raved about. It wasn’t until I became invested in poetry that my love affair with writing began. Though, I will admit to my lack of knowledge on the finer points of poetry. So in a mission to improve my writing, I decided to invest in my education on the subject of poetry.
Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Guide to the Writing Profession
What does it take to write? That is question that many prospective writers think about before diving into writing as a career. The many questions for those looking into the career of a writer can be overwhelming. So how are they suppose to answer these questions? I have the answer in a book I recently discovered.
Writing Down the Bones: Starting Your Creative Journey
Sometimes all we need is a bit of encouragement to pick up the pen and write our tales. I recently joined a local writing group to get support and discover new resources to help with my writing. The group introduce me to Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. They were in love with it. We did several writing prompts out of it, and it really got the creative juices going. I was encouraged by our sessions with this book to check out the book on my own time and read it from front to back.
Writing a Novel: The Faber Academy Way
If you look at books on advice for writing, everyone has their set of suggestions. A lot of the books share the same advice with nothing new or innovative to offer to the newbie writer. That is not how Richard Skinner approached teaching his audience about novel writing in Writing a Novel.