How-to-write books

Currently, I’m reading Conflict, Action & Suspense by William Noble. I like to read how-to-write books while I’m working on a story. I am reminded of story elements I had forgotten but I always learn something new. While reading, I get inspired regarding the story I am writing.

If it were up to me, I’d finish the plot and publish the book and you could fill in the blanks. But that’s now how it works. There’s conflict, action, suspense, description, dialogue, and let’s not forget character development.

Continual learning is one of the best ways to improve my writing. No one how-to-book can cover everything. There are many great books to read and many are worth reading more than once.

Start a library of how-to-write books of your own. That way the books are always available when you need them. If you aren’t sure which books to buy, there are two great places to start reading.

For a monthly fee you can read as many books as you want on Amazon Prime Reads. And the author gets paid for every page you read.

A second option would be your local library. If they don’t have the book you want, they can borrow it from another library within your state. You can also suggest the library buy a book you’re interested in. A book in the library is a good advertisement for the author.

As Priorhouse blog just reminded me, you can also stop by your local used book store.

Or ask your friends for a recommend.

Which books do you recommend?