I’ve read a crap-ton of books on writing. Not only how-to books, but marketing books, start to finish books, outlining, structure, story, and so on. Books from ultra-famous authors to self-published authors, short story authors, and teachers.
In fact, I’m reading about 3 right now as of this writing.
I decided to make a record of it here, with a little side bar rating for each and a blurb here and there.
|Title and Author||A Little Blurb||Rank|
|On Writing by Stephen King||This is the epitome of writing books and comes highly recommended by many authors||*****|
|Story by Robert McKee||Ok, so maybe THIS is the epitome of writing books and a must read.||*****|
|Poetics by Aristotle||First book to describe the 3-act structure. A little dated (heh…just kidding).||****|
|Outline Your Books or Die by Jim Driver||If you’re a pantser, this is a must read.||****|
|Story Structure by K.M. Weiland||This is the first of at least 3 books on the list from K.M. Weiland. Read them. They’re a bit wordy, but she is very knowledgable.||****|
|More to come…|