I’ve gone over board in ordering books to read before I settle down and work hard on my memoir. I planned on reading these before my marathon writing streak starts in May.
Here is a partial list. I’m embarrassed by a whole one.
Writing the Nonfiction Book by Eva Shaw
Crafting the Personal Essay by Dinty W. Moore
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
The Writer’s Journey, Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
Write Your Book in 20 Minutes by Eva Shaw, PhD
The 90 Day Novel by Alan Watts
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
I’ve finished “Writing Down the Bones.” It was just as easy to read and just as inspiring as Stephen King’s “On Writing.” I’m on Day six of “The 90 Day Novel” and am loving it. Maybe I’ll just use this to jump-start my memoir each day in May, June and July. I found each days writing takes about two hours and then I’ll reward myself with a break.
I plan on finishing the CD of the “Write Your Book in 20 Minutes” as soon as I get time by myself with my husband gone. With him doing taxes in the same room as our TV and CD player I can’t very well watch it until he’s gone for an hour or two.
And I must admit, he left me alone this past Sunday and I didn’t do it. I read. My computer broke down. I got three black screens of death in a row on Friday so I’ve been using his Linux computer. It’s real different and I don’t like how I have to learn everything new. It takes so long and I can’t wait till my own computer comes back from the doctor.
And as for the other books? They’ll be research ones for the most part or used to skim through in the afternoons after I’ve done my butt in chair for two hours.
What books are you reading? Are you getting ready for special projects this summer?
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