There are a lot of books and gadgets out there on writing or that supposedly help you write better. Are there any that you would recommend? I am particularly looking for books that help me be more creative.
I have a whole shelf (or 10) of books on writing. A few of my favorites (in no particular order) are:
- Writing Alone and with Others by Pat Schneider
- The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
- Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont
I also have a new writing book on order that hasn't arrived yet, but it looks great — Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt. She has some great free downloadable worksheets HERE.
So readers, is this something you'd be interested in on a somewhat regular basis? A quick review of writing books and other writing related stuff?
Also, what about online writing courses I've received the occasional e-mail asking if I teach writing classes. I've always responded that I was too busy for that. But now that I'm in semi-retirement, it may be something I could consider. They wouldn't be free. I have to support my chocolate habit somehow. But I'd try to keep the prices reasonable.
In your comments, let me know if you're interested in a) writing book/product reviews, and b) online writing courses. If you are interested in online courses, let me know what specifically you'd be interested in.