WE’RE ALWAYS LEARNING; IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
by Shirley Kiger Connolly
If you are like I am, you’re always looking for assistance that will help you include more of your personal passion about your writing. Or maybe you’re looking for more techniques you need to improve your writing. I’ve found there’s nothing like learning from others who’ve been on the curvy writing road a lot longer. That’s why I turn to books on writing for assistance.
My library continues growing with helpful writing book. I read as many as I can. Sometimes, I find myself going through the same book twice. In these books, it often takes me a while to grasp all I’m being taught.
I realize maybe I don’t need to discover the same things you do, but I’ve learned that when new truths finally do sink in or old truths I wasn’t able to grasp before, I’m thrilled beyond pieces.
Why? Every writer’s book, especially if well-written, shows me how much more I need to improve in my craft.
I’ve listed a couple of books here I came across at a conference I returned from recently. (I was fortunate enough to attend the full day workshop by the gifted author and speaker.) I hope you can get your hands on these or even to the writer’s workshops if you haven’t yet had the opportunity.
The first book help is THE FIRE IN FICTION by Donald Maass. What’s it about?
- How to keep your story sizzling
- How to supercharge your words with deep conviction
- How to make your story compelling not just with your setting but with vivid characters
And so much more, believe me.
The second one is WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL by Donald Maass. What’s it about? The proper elements needed to write a novel. Do you know them all?
- Improve on your sense of time and place
- Make your larger-than-life characters more realistic
- Learn to not only enjoy but also sustain the tension throughout the book.
- Handle more creative sub-plotting
And so much more!
Do we ever quit learning? I don’t think so.
Shirley Kiger Connolly
Flame from Within (available)
I See God in the Simple Things (available)
I See God in the Thorns ~n~ Thistles coming in November