A comprehensive list of books for writers

The Millionth Monkey editing service has compiled a list of essential reading for writers. The categories of recommended books include: Reflections by Accomplished Writers; Literary Theory; Nuts and Bolts; and Right Brain Stuff.

Here’s the link: http://www.millionthmonkey.net/writing-tips.html



L.A. Times: 10 best books of 2014

  • “Can’t and Won’t: Stories” by Lydia Davis
  • “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine
  • “Gabriel: A Poem” by Edward Hirsch
  • “The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle” by Francisco Goldman
  • “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” by Rick Perlstein
  • “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel” by Anya Ulinich
  • “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson
  • “The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast” by Bonnie Henderson
  • “On Immunity: An Inoculation” by Eula Biss
  • “Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas” by Patrick Modiano

See the full article: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-ulin-list-20141221-story.html


Five apps for writers who are short on self-discipline

Sometimes we need a little help to get the words going — to help us focus, to prod us. Here are five apps designed to help writers start writing and keep writing.

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