Are you looking for something to inspire you to write? Here is a list of favorite books and web pages about writing that I read in 2021. I am also including one about women’s history, since there were a bunch of inspiring women in it. Not least, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Alberts, Laurie. Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show & When to Tell for Powerful & Balanced Writing. Cincinnati, Writer’s Digest Books, 2010.
Brody, Jessica. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing That You’ll Ever Need. Berkeley CA, Ten Speed Press, 2018.
Buehler, Emily. “Book Mapping.” Emily Buehler: Author, Editor, Lover of Words, WordPress, emilybuehler.com/2018/book-mapping/. Accessed 22 Dec. 2021.
Collins, Gail. America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. Paperback ed., New York City, Harper Perennial, 2009.
Cron, Lisa. Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere). Berkeley, Ten Speed Press, 2016.
Benjamin Dreyer. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style. New York City, Random House USA, 2019.
Carriger, Gail. The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture. GAIL CARRIGER, 2020.
“How to Write. Novel with Multiple Points of View.” NY Book Editors, NYBE, Series Eight, nybookeditors.com/2016/09/write-novel-multiple-points-view/. Accessed 22 Dec. 2021.
Klein, Cheryl B. The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. New York City, W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Smith, Rebecca. The Jane Austen Writers Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World S Best-Loved Novelist. Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Tobias, Ron. 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them. Cincinnati, Writer’s Digest, 2012.
Happy Reading and Writing!