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On Writing by Stephen King Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne Vote on this list »
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne
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I've been looking for the ultimate required reading for wannabe writers, and THIS. IS. IT. I have not learned this much in a long, long time.
On Writing by Stephen King
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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As has been stated before, this book is excellent as both entertainment and writing instruction. The first half is pretty autobiographical, but it is entertaining enough to still function in a writing book. I'm not huge fan of King's distaste of outl ...more
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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The subtitle of this book is "Some Instructions on Writing and Life," and that is what I wanted. But this book is totally devoid of actual, concrete advice and instruction. It is full of emotion, hand-wringing, low self-esteem, and big abstract metap ...more
The Hot Zone by Richard   Preston
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The author's style is very melodramatic, and this book is very graphic and gross, but suddenly, with ebola in the news, this title is suddenly very pertinent, even if it is a few decades old. If you are looking for a little perspective on ebola and w ...more
The Heart of Things by John Hildebrand
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I am biased. Hildebrand was a professor of mine, and I have outsized respect for him and his writing. Nonetheless, I loved this book, perhaps more than his other works. The chapters are bite-sized, which makes the emotion he conjures of the places I ...more
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
The Unnamed
by Joshua Ferris
read in September, 2014
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The writing is grand, but I need a little hope with my stories. This one doesn't have much.
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Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Shotgun Lovesongs
by Nickolas Butler (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2013
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I am a little biased about this book. I had the opportunity to interview the author for a local arts publication - volumeone.org if you are interested - and we share several other connections. Even if I did not know the author, the book is set where ...more
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The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach
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