Monday, 6 July 2009

On the Craft of Writing

What are, in your opinion, must read books on the craft of writing? Is there any particular reason why you would recommend them? Please share... Here are a couple of good ones in my opinion: On Writing – Stephen King If you haven’t read it already, I heartily recommend it. I resisted it for a long time, because I am not really a Stephen King fan, but finally I gave in to general consensus and read it. While you won’t learn many new things on actual craft of writing, his inspiring story is enough to make it a worthwhile read. Characters, Viewpoints and Emotions – Nancy Kress I bought this because it was recommended as a resource on the website of one of my most favourite authors. Another good, and very useful read.


  1. Please take a look at my blog, which charts my rollercoaster of experiences as a newly published author. I'm currently busy on a promotional tour of Cut Short, the first in a new series of crime thrillers. I'd love to hear what you think of it. You can contact me on my blog or email me on
    Cut Short has had some great reviews so far, but I'm interested to hear what other writers and aspiring writers think.

  2. Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg
    Bird by Bird - Anne LaMott
    On Writing Well - Zimmer

  3. Leigh, thanks. I have already checked out your blog, and will do so in detail later. Good luck with your marketing for Cut Short.

    Midlife, thanks for the book list. I know of first two, but never came across Zimmer's.