Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Reading About Writing My Favorite Inspirational Books

Writing has been a great way for me to work through past and present problems and honor my everyday life as a mother. I used to enjoy art and painting but since the birth of my daughter I have been using writing and photography as my creative outlet. I also love to read. Lately I have been reading some books on writing so I can better understand this 'drive' I have to put words to paper (or MS word).

I have been able to check out all of these books from my local library.

Here are some of my recent favorites
For inspiration and tips

Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Paperback)

by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

On Writing (Mass Market Paperback)

by Stephen King

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Paperback)

by Natalie Goldberg -
And her other titles: Wild Mind ~ Living the writer's life and Thunder and Lightning ~ Cracking open the writers craft (reading it now and lovin' it!)

Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature (Paperback)

by Bill Roorbach

And if you get the urge to write for magazines (non fiction or personal essays)

Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (Paperback)

by Christina Katz

The Renegade Writer's Query Letters That Rock: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Selling More Work Faster (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series) (Paperback)

by Diana Burrell

Writing Novels, anthologies and zines

How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights (Paperback)

by Ariel Gore

I really enjoyed this read as well- I have a few friends who plan on self publishing- Ariel has a chapter in her book dedicated to this and other creative ways to get your work out there "Be an anthology slut and a brazen self-promoter" comes to mind:) This book is a real easy and enjoyable read~ especially for a 'how to' book.

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