This post is participating in the 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge, Day Four.
Here are five of my all time top writing craft books. Some appear on other’s top reference lists, some may not.
My reading log and quick reviews for my reading week are listed below.
Due to my current bout with Fijian flu, I’m a couple of days late on the monthly Indie Life post, but wanted to incorporate this visual book review, relevant to Indie Authors.
Joanna Penn is well-known to writers with her www.thecreativepenn.com top writing website, and she’s just come out with a new book for writers – How to Market a Book. Although she says (quite rightly) that marketing is relevant to both traditionally published and self-published authors nowadays, the book concentrates very much on aspects of marketing and publishing up to Amazon for Indie writers. The book is an excellent reference tool, and I’m including my 5 star review from Goodreads below the graphic review.
I’m back from ten days in the Fijian sun, but arrived home with the worst bout of flu I’ve had in years, so am incapable of doing much more than sleeping a lot, and doing a quick roundup of my holiday reading. Cricket sounds…in my head. See you soon, once I extract myself from the duvet.
Oh, and you were right – apart from tapping into a reading log, I did no writing whilst on holiday.
A visual book review. The Goodreads review is after the cut.
This is the first of my visual reviews*. My brief text reviews can be found on Amazon, and Goodreads. The Goodreads review is posted after the cut.
Last week Dean Orion’s writer’s craft book, ‘Live to Write Another Day, A survival guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers’ was available for free. During that promotion, I picked the e-book up, and now will provide a review of the book.
A month ago I discovered StoryBundle, which at the time was offering a good package of female-authored eBooks, curated by M. J. Rose (so: full of thrillers and mystery fiction). Currently, StoryBundle’s newest bundle is a niche-offering of Video-Games books. Previous offers have included Holiday bundles, Halloween bundles and I missed the Indie Crime and Thriller bundle of last year.
These bundles of ebooks are available on choose-your-price options. In other words, readers can choose to pay what they like for a collection of reading.
This is a book review of a writing craft book, designed to help writers use various personality model types in developing characters via a layered approach.