I've been reading a lot of books lately about writing. How to write. How to correct common writing mistakes, How to write better sentences. How to outline your book, so it almost writes itself.
You get the idea.
Angela Hunt has written a great little series that addresses many of these issues. If you haven't come across them yet, here are a few of the titles in her series.
- The Plot Skeleton
- Weasel Words
- Evoking Emotions
- Point of View
- Plans and Processes
It's actually a nifty little series. All of them are short, easy to read and pack a lot of information in a short space. The Plot Skeleton explains how to structure your story, so you are sure to include all of the elements you need to present a great story. Whether you need help with plotting, character development, or another area of your writing, all of the information is here.
Non-fiction writers, don't let the title throw you off, you can still use a lot of the information presented in this book.
My favorite book in the series is Weasel Words.
The title alone makes it worth reading. Again, it's short - only 40 pages, but it's packed with useful information.