Saturday, August 4, 2012
Vote for Your Favorite Writing Book
Dear readers and writers,
I've collected writing books for years. Some have lived on my shelves for a while, then gone to the library for their book sale. Others have been used over and over and as far as I know may stay with me forever. I'm curious if you have the same favorites I do.
I wanted to run a poll but I've tried the Poll gadget on Blogger from three different web browsers and it won't work. I get a message asking me to correct my nonexistent errors, or it won't save it after repeated tries. So, I'll put my list at the bottom of this note. Comment with your choice (blog is moderated to exclude Asian smut and drug offers, so it may take a few hours to appear).
If you have others to suggest, please put them in the comments. I'll probably try them out and someday they may be on my top choices list, but meanwhile you'll share them with a lot of other writers here. BTW, if you've rejected King's because you don't read horror, give it a try. I was glad I had stopped avoiding it the minute I began to read.
If you have advice about the Poll function, I'd love to have that too!
Photo credit: Wikipedia, with thanks.
1. Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
2. Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write
3. Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
4. William Zinsser, On Writing Well
5. Stephen King, On Writing
6. Barbara Abercrombie, Writing Out the Storm