After my recent (Aug. 24) post about book titles, I’ve heard from a few friends who shared some of their favorites on the writing craft. Pat Wahler, who blogs at www.critteralley.blogspot.com , told our critique group about Naked, Drunk and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay, by Adair Lara. She called it a great book on writing memoir.
Lara is a writing instructor and the author of more than ten books. She won the AP Award for Best Columnist in California for her weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle. You can read an excerpt on Amazon.com.
Another one of my favorite books on writing with a great title is Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal – How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer, by John Clausen. I discovered this book many years ago at my local library when my son attended a preschool program there. It’s one of those books written in a style that is comfortable and familiar, like a friend talking to you, but a smart friend who has lots of good information that is immediately pertinent and applicable.
So if you want some inspiration, check out these great books. Then tell me what you think, or add some others to the list!