On Writing by Stephen King - Other books on writing worth reading?

United States
May 17, 2007 3:06pm CST
I highly recommend On Writing by Stephen King for those who are upcoming writers. Very direct and conversationally written, King writes this as though he were sitting down talking with aspiring writers in their living room. Are there any other books others would recommend on writing and breaking into the writer's world of publication?
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@Transformed (1262)
• United States
17 May 07
On Writing is great, because it's written in the classic folksy, conversational tone of Stephen King. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing (a book geared towards young adult and children's lit writers that tells you tips on how to write effectively) is great. Don't laugh just because it's for those type of writers. There are a lot of tips about how to get published, how to craft plot, characterization, setting, imagery, and effective dialogue. King's book though, is great, because it lets you get a perspective from a legend in the field.
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• United States
26 May 07
Thanks for the recommendation!! I am also reading Marjorie Holmes' "Writing Articles from the Heart", another good book for the aspiring author!!
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
17 May 07
I recommend "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg. Julia Cameron also has a newer book out called "The Sound of Paper," which is about writing too. All of these are great writing books with a lot of practical advice for getting started, breaking through writer's block, and getting into a regular process of writing. Highly recommended for writers.
• United States
26 May 07
Awesome!! Thank you so much!!
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