I’ve only just come across one of the best books on writing I’ve read so far. It’s the Robert McKee book Story: Substance, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting. I’m only part way through and already learning a lot and thinking about attending his seminar.
I had a read of Aristotle’s Poetics; an interesting if short book and much cited for its influence on structure of drama. It’s worth a read, even with its archaic language. It does discuss some topics around writing and might prove interesting. It’s far from essential (I may change my mind on a re-read), but there … More Aristotle’s Poetics
It’s been a while since I posted about my current reading, so here I make up for the omission. Here are the latest books to land on my shelves in early 2016. I probably spend too long reading and thinking as opposed to writing, though writers do need to study.
I haven’t mentioned my reading for a while; to rectify the omission, here’s some details on So You Want to Write Radio Drama? Written by Clarie Grove (producer) and Stephen Wyatt (dramatist) it is a very accessible guide to the craft of scripting for radio.
Just a mention for a great little book I was given recently – Ray Bradbury’s collection of essays, Zen in the Art of Writing. This is available second hand through the normal retailers and well worth looking out for if you write short stories or science fiction. The essays are full of enthusiasm and insight and … More Zen in the Art of Writing
A more technical title than most, I would still like to recommend Aaron Shephard’s HTML Fixes for Kindle. I have reviewed this here on goodreads and there I make the point about file size. If you want to make more money from Amazon you need smaller ebook files. This can help streamline the HTML before you submit … More One for techies – HTML Fixes for Kindle
I just read (for the first but not the last) time a new book: How to Write, Format, Publish and Promote your Book (Without Spending Any Money). This is by Derek Murphy of CreativIndie and I highly recommend it. I reviewed in on Amazon (UK) and am very happy to recommend it to anybody in the early part … More How to Write, Format, Publish and Promote your Book – Derek Murphy