Saturday, 19 November 2011
WRITER'S DREAM; On My Writer's Bookshelf: Part 1
Top Five Writer's Books for Creativity
1. Teach Yourself Creative Writing by Dianne Doubtfire
2. The Creative Writing Coursebook by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs
3. The Writer's Idea Book by Jack Heffron
4. The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin
5. How I Write; The Secret Lives of Authors by Dan Crowe
Each of these books offers something different, from the basics covered by Dianne Doubtfire, through to a kind of home study experience presented by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, to a book of ideas to get writers over a block and back into the zone. Dan Crowe has complied anecdotes from well known authors, including Will Self and Ian Rankin, about how they write and what inspires them on a personal level, while Gail McMeekins book of secrets encompasses creativity of all kinds from music and dance to art and literature.
Let me know in the comments below if you want me to post BOOK NOOK reviews on any or all of these titles. I have had some of these books for many years, since the start of my career, but you should be able to find them on Amazon if they are not in your local bookstore. Grab whichever appeals to you the most - if you are a multi-dimensional writer like me and you enjoy writing music and lyrics, or poetic verse then The 12 Secrets will be right up your street. In fact I think I am going to have a skim through that one now as I curl up with a latte and a cinnamon spiced cookie... happy reading!