Friday, September 2, 2011

Resources: Writing Books

One of the things I want to use this blog for is to share with you books that I personally find invaluable as writing resources. Here is the first list, and I've embedded the Amazon.com links.

The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition This book takes Joseph Campbell's work on myth and mythic structure and lays it out in an easy-to-understand format, showing the reader how it applies to modern works of film and story. If you find your story lacking a certain something, this is a great resource to apply things you might know on a gut level to active use.

Plots Unlimited: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines If you find yourself stuck, or needing some extra plot assistance, this book is a great way to jumpstart your creativity.

What Would Your Character Do? A great book to help flesh out your characters and eliminate "cardboard" characters from your writing.

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