Story by Robert McKee

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.

Aristotle’s Poetics

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

New on my shelves

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.

How to Write, Format, Publish and Promote your Book – Derek Murphy

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