Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 02:48 pm: |
What it says on the tin:
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 03:06 pm: |
Some good thoughts. And I'd recommend Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer, because it's not at all about how to handle yourself professionally or write books that will sell. It's about building the personal, imaginative and linguistic habits that will enable you to become a writer. People for whom it starts with getting an iPhone and a website are not writers, any more than people 'doing' Greece on a Thomas Cook package tour are travellers.
Colin Leslie (Blackabyss)
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 06:41 pm: |
Thanks for the link Mark. I would also recommend Stephen King's On Writing not just for the writing tips but for the sheer passion for books it displays.
Mick Curtis (Mick)
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 07:41 pm: |
...any more than people 'doing' Greece on a Thomas Cook package tour are travellers.
Exactly. After all, how many pegs do they sell?
Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10:34 pm: |
Also worth checking out is Natalie Goldberg's 'Writing Down The Bones'. One of those books it's always useful to dip into, just because it reminds you why you wanted to write in the first place.