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What books on writing fiction have you benefited from?

  1. lambservant profile image93
    lambservantposted 24 months ago

    What books on writing fiction  have you benefited from?

    I'm looking for a good book or two on how to write better fiction. What books have helped you the most?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 24 months ago

    I was heavily influenced by Stephen King's "On Writing". Even if you're not a fan of him as an author, it's a touching and hilarious mini-biography, sprinkled throughout with some great writing advice.

    I also found the book "How Not to Write a Novel" to be a helpful window into the slush pile and the way an agent/publisher sees the world of writing.

    1. lambservant profile image93
      lambservantposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks M.T. King is certainly one I've read an admired to a point. I will look into both of them. Thanks again.

  3. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 23 months ago

    "The Lie that Tells a Truth" by John Dufresne. It's very straightforward and easy to understand. It's biggest point is that all writing should reflect the human condition, what it is to be human and how people's emotions affect their actions. I had to read it for a writing workshop in college and I still re-read it when I need some motivation.

    1. lambservant profile image93
      lambservantposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much Cloe.

 
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