Tuesday, November 20, 2012
5 Perfect Gifts for the Writer in Your Life
In the spirit of Black Friday, I'm going to save you the long lines and cranky shoppers at your local Barnes&Noble and list the top 5 must-have books for all the writers on your list. Just click on the books, order from Amazon, and your shopping is done!
1. On Writing by Stephen King. Yes, the Stephen King. On Writing gives the reader a class in writing while telling the story of Stephen's writing journey. It's a must read! (Scribner, 2010)
2. Platform by Michael Hyatt. In today's WW (Writing World) an author needs to learn how to get her book noticed and Platform shows you how, step by step. Reading this book is like hiring your own Social Media/PR firm for the bargain price of $13.63 on Amazon. (Thomas Nelson, 2012.)
3. 2013 Writer's Market by Robert Lee Brewer. It's the Cadillac of market guides for writers. All the cool kids have it. Enough said.
4. Story Engineering by Larry Brooks. Larry Brooks looks at fiction as something that is built - layer upon layer. Here he offers 6 parts of telling a good story that when mastered, build the perfectly compelling story. It's a formula for success in fiction.
5. A good grammar book. I have shown the Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook here, but there are many, many good ones on the market. Absolutely essential for any writer serious about being taken seriously as a writer is a good grammar book. (Ok, I'm not sure about my grammar there...I think I'll check my book.)
What did I tell you? Christmas shopping made easy. No long lines and no cranky sales people. Just click and order. You're welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to all!