Suggestions of books about writing?

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  A. E. Rutherford 5 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #2158

    A. E. Rutherford
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    For those looking for books to read that teach the fundamentals of storytelling, formatting, copyrighting, and/or publishing.

  • #3520

    gajohnson
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    Stephen King’s “On Writing” is one of my favorites, and not just because I’m a lifelong King reader and fan. He gives great tips and ideas in a very conversational tone. He’s practical and down-to-earth, and I love that style.

  • #3542

    algedonics
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    I adore “On Writing”, as well! It’s a fantastic read and really helped me get over one of my major blocks.

    Also, you might want to check out Stephen Bonnycastle’s “In Search of Authority”. It’s not a book about writing, per se, but it’s an introduction to literary theory and it’s deeply fascinating. It goes through a lot of major schools of criticism and picks them apart for what’s more or less a basic college “lit 101” education contained in about 250 engaging pages. Really fantastic. I’ve been meaning to go and reread it, myself.

  • #4612

    gajohnson
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    I’ve been seriously considering screenwriting. I tend to be much better at dialogue than at all the setup and description, though.

    • #4617

      A. E. Rutherford
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      Give it a try! I strongly suggest Syd Field’s Screenplay. It was wonderful and extremely helpful!

  • #4535

    A. E. Rutherford
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    Okay, cool! That sounds really similar to Syd Field’s “Screenplay” which I had to read for my screenwriting class and I absolutely loved it!

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