One of the main reasons that I want to write this blog is because I haven't seen a lot of blogs that look at books about writing craft.
I don't know,
maybe I am alone in this, but I spend a lot of time reading about writing, and
so far the best sources I have found for discovering new books are Amazon
reviews, Goodreads, and word-of-mouth. Personally, I generally find Amazon
reviews to be the best source because of the variety of view points about any
given book. What I'm trying to do here is look at specific components of
writing books. What works? What doesn't work? Which books are redundant? Which
ones are a must-read for authors?
is as much for me as for anyone else. I want to remember the positive aspects
of books that I liked. Much like a book report does, I hope this blog forces me
to question the bigger picture and pick out the positive and not-so-positive
aspects of each book. So even if nobody else reads this blog, I still think it
will be helpful for me.
Do you read books about writing craft? Any particular favorites? What do
you think is the best source for discovering new books on craft?