Books On Writing

Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write

4 of 5 stars

This was a nice little book. It contained pretty much all of the advice I've read in other writing books, just in more accessible language (and with illustrations!)

The Productive Writer

2 of 5 stars

I was looking for practical advice on how to overcome writer's block, but this book provided mostly believe-in-yourself-and-your-dreams advice.

The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, Completely Revised and Updated

3 of 5 stars

Not quite as up-to-date as I would have liked (the edition I had was the 2004) but quite an interesting reference book. The section on Marketing was both fascinating and applicable.

Beginnings, Middles & Ends

4 of 5 stars

This book gives clear, helpful tips on writing beginnings, middles, and ends. The section on beginnings was very thought provoking, and the section on middles delivered some useful advice for anyone who's ever been stuck in the middle of a ...

The Elements of Story

4 of 5 stars

I stayed up much too late reading this book. The length of the chapters made it easy to read just one more.

The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing a Modern Whodunit

3 of 5 stars

A fairly good introduction to writing basic mystery fiction. My only two problems with it were the repeated (and annoying) use of the pronoun "she" to refer to the sleuth and "he" to refer to the villain (is the author s...

No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog

3 of 5 stars

Some interesting ideas, but nothing really spectacular.

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