September 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm #48640Gabrielle Pollack@gabriellepollack
As a writer who started young, what @Briannastorm says is 100 percent correct. 😀
I’d recommend anything by K.M. Weiland. Though I haven’t read many of her craft books, her site is gold.
Crafting Dynamic Dialogue from Writer’s Digest is pretty good craft-wise. I’m currently reading through The Emotional Craft of Fiction and am enjoying it. I’m not sure what your reading preferences are, but both books are written by adults for adults, so there will be cursing and grittier references involved.
Story Craft by John R. Erickson is great, even if I don’t agree with everything he proposed. The book is more about the writing life and John’s journey as a writer, but moving all the same. I’m reading Storyworld First by Jill Williamson at the moment, as well.September 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm #48641September 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm #48683Brianna Storm Hilvety@briannastorm
@wordsmith The definition of proficient is “well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge.” This doesn’t mean a writer is perfect or that they have no more room to grow, but that they have a solid grasp on fundamental writing principles and techniques, as well as a fair amount of experience (by getting published at various places or winning a contest, for example).September 21, 2018 at 5:25 pm #48684
That’s very helpful, thank you 🙂
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!September 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm #48694Taylor Clogston@taylorclogston
I only have a few book recommendations in it at the moment, but I’m building a list of articles, books, courses, and other resources that have helped me. It’s one of the tabs on my web site.
"...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and MargaritaSeptember 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm #48696
Cool! Thank you!
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!September 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm #48710Jane Maree@jane-mareeSeptember 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm #48727
Okay! I’ll definitely look into that.
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!October 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm #52267graceabounds2129@graceabounds2129
@wordsmith I’ve been wondering just about the same thing, and was about to post a thread of my own when I found this one! Will definitely look into those books… Not sure that I can afford time/money for a course right now, but can read a book as I find the time… Currently trying to prepare to participate in NaNoWriMo, at least to a larger extent than I have in the past… It is so, so great that there are so many resources out there!
I am currently reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. While it is not written from a Christian perspective and thus has some material that perhaps contradicts with our faith, she presents some really interesting and helpful ideas/philosophies about creativity, especially about writing. I would recommend checking that one out. I believe the book & workbook were around $24 on Amazon.
2 Corinthians 12:9October 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm #52268
Okay! Right now I’ve collected a few books on the art and a couple novels that I want to read by way of example. I’m also reading Brothers Karamazov in school, and it too is similar to my writing preferences.
On top of that I’ve been buckling down on my WIP so I can work on the outlining and plot before starting the second draft.
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!October 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm #52350
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