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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Recommended Reading


Happy #AuthorToolboxBlogHop everyone!! This month I am going to share the titles of a few books that have helped shape my writing. Some of these books are technical and about the craft of writing, others are works of literature/fiction.

1.  Elements of Style by Strunk and White. This book is super technical and is a mainstay for a lot of English professors. It is a great resource, but I must admit that sometime I break the rules that Strunk and White have laid out.

2. On Writing by Stephen King. I love this book. It's set of rules that King wants you to break. The best piece of advice: said is the best dialog tag.

3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This book taught me how not to write. It's repetitive and non-sensical. I totally get the allure of it, but it's poorly written.

4. Game of Thrones by G.R.R.M. This book and the rest of the series has taught me the art of world building. I could visualize everything, even the things I didn't want to. It's an amazing feat in character development. 

5. On Writing Well by William Zinsser. This is a great book for those writing nonfiction. It's very straight forward and informative. 

6. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. This book is just a good read that I think everyone should read. :-)


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