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Sometimes The Magic Works – Terry Brooks
A book about Terry’s journey from the world of law into being a worldwide fantasy phenomena. Terry talks about his process and more. I love this book as it hits home with my writing process.
Write Better, Faster – Monica Leonelle
Learn techniques to increase your writing speed. Monica explains her process, provides examples, and guides you to writing more words per hour.
The Bad Redhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge – Rachel Thompson
In this 30 day challenge, you’ll go from social media novice to social media pro. Stick with Rachel’s plan and you’ll up your social media game.
The Art of War
I can’t recommend this book enough. Sure, it’s a historical book about the strategy of war, but you understanding these concepts can help your success in many areas of life.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
– Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Newsletter Ninja – Tammi Labrecque
Newsletter Ninja will take you from a newsletter novice to a pro. Tammi does an excellent job of explaining the different processes for running a newsletter.
How to Write Dazzling Dialogue – James Scott Bell
Struggling with dialogue? Check out James’ book. He uses a wide array of examples, from the technical rules to the more creative and stylistic approaches.
The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
This is another great writing life read. I prefer Terry Brooks’ take, but Annie has some great advice about her approach to creating a story.
Plot & Structure / Revision & Self-Editing – James Scott Bell
These are great books about writing technique. However, I’ve tied them together because Revision & Self-Editing basically includes Plot & Structure. I originally bought them thinking I’d learn something new. Plot & Structure was amazing, but I was saddened to see the same content repeated, almost word for word, in Revision & Self-Editing. Plot & Structure does go into a bit more detail, but you probably only need Revision & Self-Editing. Either way, these are great books on writing technique.
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