Friday, 14 August 2009
Writing What You Know
I downloaded "396 Books & Other Resources" from Holly Lisle's website. I am most pleasantly surprised by its concept. Of course we have all heard: Write what you know. In many writing books, we have also learned, "Know more" so you can "Write What You Know" with more stuff. What Holly did is got lots of people to recommend fiction and non-fiction books, compiled the list, and that's what this download offers. She also lists some strategies on how you could learn more from the books. It's not rocket science, and I am sure we have all done it at some point with some books, but what's good about this is that there is a huge list of books recommended by other writers, and strategy guide Holly has devised is a handy little reference sheet which would come in especially useful when reading a non-fiction book for research. Check it out at - www.hollylisle.com and just type the book's title in search area.