Writer’s Resources

Below, I’ve listed many of the books and websites that I found useful as writer’s resources for learning the craft of writing. I hope you recognize some old friends and maybe find something useful on your journey.

Writer’s Resources: BOOKS

 


Becoming A Writer

by Dorothea Brande

Writer's Resources: Cover of Dorothea Brande's BECOMING A WRITER

Referenced in Hello World!
and Brute Force Won’t Cut It

Storyteller

by Kate Wilhelm

Writer's Resources: Cover of Kate Willhelm's STORYTELLER


On Writing

by Stephen King

Writer's Resources: Cover of Stephen King's ON WRITING


Bird By Bird

by Anne Lamott

Writer's Resources: Cover of Anne Lamott's BIRD BY BIRD

Referenced in Hello World!

The Art of Fiction

by John Gardener

Writer's Resources: Cover of John Gardner's THE ART OF FICTION

Referenced in Art & Craft

20 Master Plots and how to build them

by Ronald B. Tobias

Writer's Resources: Cover of Ronald B. Tobias's 20 Master Plots and how to build them

Referenced in Plotting A Course

Scene & Structure

by Jack M. Bickham

Writer's Resources: Cover of Jack Bickham's Scene & Structure

Referenced in Plotting A Course

Chapter after Chapter

by Heather Sellers

Writer's Resources: Cover of Heather Seller's Chapter After Chapter

Referenced in Critical Reading
and Plotting A Course

The Writer’s Journey, Second Edition: Mythic Structure for Writers

by Christopher Vogler

Writer's Resources: Cover of Christopher Vogler's The Writer's Journey, Second Edition: Mythic Structure for Writers

Referenced in Critical Thinking
and The Plot Thickens…?

Emotional Structure: Creating the Story Beneath the Plot

by Peter Dunne

Writer's Resources: Cover of Peter Dunne's Emotional Structure: Creating the Story Beneath the Plot

Referenced in Architecture of Emotion
and More Structural Designs
and Magic Number 3
and Perfection!
and Emotional Composition
and Jump Start or Just Insane?
and 11757
and The Plot Thickens…?
and Cheese with my whine?
and Work In Progress!

Creating Unforgettable Characters

by Linda Seger

Writer's Resources: Cover of Linda Seger's Creating Unforgettable Characters

Referenced in Tagged & Hero Issues
and Holding Out For A Hero

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

by Renni Browne and Dave King

Writer's Resources: Cover of Renni Browne and Dave King's Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

Referenced in Tagged & Hero Issues

On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That Sells

by Leigh Michaels

Writer's Resources: Cover of Leigh Michael's On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That Sells

Referenced in Ker-Snap!
and Frustrated

Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)

by Nancy Kress

Writer's Resources: Cover of Nancy Kress's Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)


Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting

by Robert McKee

Writer's Resources: Cover of Robert McKee's Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting


Writing the Breakout Novel

by Donald Maass

Writer's Resources: Cover of Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel

Referenced in Who’s your hero?

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook

by Donald Maass

Writer's Resources: Cover of Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook

Referenced in Who’s your hero?

Writer’s Resources: WEBSITES

Romance Divas – an amazing community of writers
Stephanie Bond’s Articles – free articles – her self-editing articles and MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS Series can now be downloaded from Amazon for small fee
Flogging The Quill
Write Attitude
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy – A free online course
Michelle Pillow’s Research Links
Brenda Coulter’s Tips for Aspiring Romance Writers
Michael Hauge’s Screenplay mastery Article on Structure
The Unknown Screenwriter (The Transformational Character Arc Series .pdf)
My compilation of 13 Online Free Virtual Workshops during RWA 2008
My compilation of Regency England specific resources