12 Books On Creative Writing That Every Novelist Should Read

12 Books On Creative Writing That Every Novelist Should Read

12 Books On Creative Writing That Every Novelist Should Read Writing takes a lot of study and practice. And reading about the writing craft is a necessity for writers who are serious about their writing work. But how do you sift through the hundreds of books on creative writing? And how do you know what to buy if you're just starting out? If you're looking for writing reference books to help you fine-tune your craft, here are ten books to get you started. This list contains books on creative writing that every novelist should read. Or better yet, read and have on his shelf. This is not an exhaustive list. There are many other great books on creative writing which I urge you to check out. But to start out, here are some of my favorites… 12 Books On Creative Writing That Every Novelist Should Read The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know About Creating & Selling Your Work by the Editors of...
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How to Stop Over-Editing Your Manuscript & Get It Submitted For Publication

How to Stop Over-Editing Your Manuscript & Get It Submitted For Publication

How to Stop Over-Editing Your Manuscript & Get It Submitted For Publication There's a certain amount of editing and revision that should take place before you submit your work. But there is also the simple fact that all writing can be made better. And better has many different meanings. We could edit our work for years and still not be satisfied with it. But if we want to work toward getting our work published, we have to learn to call it good enough and we have to decide what we're willing to live with. That is made easier when we're able to say we put our best work (at the time) into it, we set it aside and returned to it with a rested mind, we poured over it as many times as we had wanted (at least once or twice), and it sounded good the last time we edited it. If we can't accept it as an adequate work, we won't be...
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How to Make Sure You’re Getting Your Writing Time In

How to Make Sure You’re Getting Your Writing Time In

How to Make Sure You're Getting Your Writing Time In Getting writing time in can be a bit of a challenge. Our lives are busy. We've got distractions, social commitments, chores, and other obligations. When we do sit down to write, the words don't come out right or our computers seem to hate us. And if we write sporadically throughout the week or month, our momentum is off. So many things can keep us from our writing work. So, what are some things we can do to make sure we're getting our writing time in? Priority, Priority, Priority I cannot say that enough. Writing must be made a priority. Once you've decided on a writing schedule, you either need to stick with it or you need to adjust your schedule. If you can, write every day. That will help you keep the momentum going. Sometimes we need a break from writing, but for the most part, if we can write every day, it will help...
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