In case you missed it, yesterday we announced our Spring Writing Bootcamp, a writing challenge for the months of March, April, and May. (Read all the details and sign up here!) Because of that, it only makes sense to fill our Reading Mutiny list this month with writing craft books to help you get ready for a season of writing and revising. Here are a few of my favorites broken up by category:
- BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott - this is a good book to read before starting a new project or draft, or when you get stuck. Lamott makes you feel like you can accomplish anything!
- ON WRITING by Stephen King - this book is filled with inspirational quotes from King, as well as a look into his own writing process.
- THE PLOT WHISPERER by Martha Alderson - the title says it all! There is also a workbook version.
- SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder - this may be a book about screenwriting but many novelists swear by its outlining technique.
- HOOKED by Les Edgerton - this book is all about writing the perfect opening, which is a crucial part of your manuscript. It's a good book to read before you start revising, since at that stage, you can better determine where your story should begin.
- REVISION & SELF-EDITING by James Scott Bell - this book has a useful checklist that you can use to tackle your revision.
Normally, this is the moment when we'd challenge you to read one of the above books and share your review for a chance to win this month's giveaway. But this month we're doing things a little differently. To win one of our two prize packs, all you have to do is join our Spring Writing Bootcamp! To sign up, follow the instructions on this post.
I hope you pick up one or more of these books this month, and find them helpful!
What are some of your favorite writing craft books? Share in the comments!