What is your favorite book on writing?
We had a newcomer at today’s Saturday Writers Group. We always love seeing new faces.
New writers often ask, how do I learn how to write? How do I plan a novel and get that first draft written? These are big questions.
Luckily better writers than us have tackled them. Our discussion circled around several times to the same question, what is the best book on writing? We all had our favorites. Here are just a few we discussed.
By Stephen King
Stephen King is definitely a master story teller and it’s no surprise that his book on writing is a favorite among several of our Saturday Writers.
By Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury is another master story teller and his book on writing, Zen and the Art of Writing is another favorite of our members.
By Dean Wesley Smith
Science fiction author Robert Heinlein made his living writing genre science fiction by following five simple rules. Dean Wesley lays them out in this book.
By Randy Ingermanson
Wanting more practical advice? Try the Snowflake method.
The first two books on the list may help you with creative. Heinlein’s rules deal with the discipline of writing. The snowflake method deals with the bare bones of how to plot out a story, taking you from a single sentence to a fully drafted novel.
Those are our picks for best books on writing. What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments, or come next month and tell us in person.