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Monday, November 25, 2013

Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power...


Last week I mentioned my goal and my success at reading at least 52 books... Most of them were romantic fiction, but a there were some middle grade fantasy books (Harry Potter), a few were biographies/memoirs, and several were random non-fiction books. One, just one, was a book about writing.

I plan on reading at least another 52 books next year, but in addition to that, I want to read more books on the craft of writing. My goal is a dozen of those, which makes my total goal 64 books. If the proofing business picks up and I have to revise the goal, I'll give up reading some fiction although the proofing will be fiction...so not sure how to make it all work. Well, I'll find a way.

The point is, I know a certain aspect of my writing needs work and I know at some point I need to overcome that hurdle. So, it's about time I get started.

My biggest writing issue is plot and the big black moment.

So if you have suggestions on books that address that particular issue, please share!!!


3 comments:

Regina Richards said...

One of my goals for 2013 was to read 26 books on writing. I surpassed it quite a ways back. I also found the good one I read twice or even three times. Great goals, Jen!

Now you have me thinking about what I'll be doing in 2014. :)

Char Newcomb said...

I've found some good blog posts from James Scott Bell. He has a book on plot and structure on Amazon (in addition to his ficiton). http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_16?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=james%20scott%20bell&sprefix=james+scott+bell%2Caps%2C226

It might be worth checking out.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Go, Regina, go!!

Thanks, Char. I'll check them out.

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