Writing About Writing About Writing Review 15

Part 15 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here Well it’s 2021 and I’ve read a whole bunch (although only skim read a couple tbh) of writing books I realised that in a previous article I saidContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 15”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 14

Part 14 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As I discussed last time I moved onto How to Story books reading books on story structure and storytelling First up was The Writer’s Journey by Christopher VoglerContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 14”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 13

Part 13 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here Part 13 on Friday the 13th you say? What could possibly go wrong… First up this time round, continuing the ‘generic writing books by actual authors’ is ChuckContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 13”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 11

Part 11 of an intermittent series (although it does seem to be fairly mittent until now) where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here Getting this in before I probably neglect this blog for NaNoWriMo (although it’s not National and I’m notContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 11”

Writing About Writing About Writing – a slight detour

Part of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here I’m calling this a slight detour as I’m adding some thoughts about writing books that I’ve read that are not really in the nut&bolts section (in which I’m currentlyContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing – a slight detour”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 9

Part 9 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As I previously reported I’ve been reading the How to Nuts & Bolts book The Making of a Story This has the standard creative writing topics – description,Continue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 9”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8

Part 8 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here I’ve been on my holidays for a couple of weeks but i still managed to re-read a couple of the books on the shelf. I got the BestsellerContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8”

Writing about writing about writing Review 7

Part 7 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here So we are onto ‘How to Fiction’ books and I started with the subject of reading. All writers start as readers and the writer’s path should start withContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 7”

Writing about writing about writing Review 6

Part 6 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As explained last time I’ve been reading the poetry ‘how to’s’ on my shelf. I feel that prose writers can learn a lot from poetry. About rhythm, cadenceContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 6”

Real Writers

Imposter Syndrome – insidious isn’t it? I posted on Twitter that I wasn’t feeling like a ‘real writer’ so was pondering a post on imposter syndrome and got some nice advice from the lovely people of Twitter. More than one person sent me this: The lovely Frances Hardinge who I once had the pleasure ofContinue reading “Real Writers”