Resources for Writers
In my experience, readers are often aspiring writers, too. Here are references and resources to assist in your writer’s journey whether you are aspiring novelist or multi-published author.
Break Into Fiction, by Mary Buckham and Dianna Love.These easy-to-understand templates guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level.
Scene and Structure, by Jack M. Bickham. A student of Dwight Swain, Bickham presents the basics of crafting your story and your scenes.
Plot & Structure, by James Scott Bell. Specific techniques and exercises to help you craft your plot into a winning story.
Writing the Breakout Novel and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, by Donald Maass. Invaluable tools even without attending one of Mr. Maass’ workshops. Filled with techniques and exercises to help you craft a break-out or break-in novel.
Fire in Fiction, by Donald Maass. The pages of Maass’s third book are packed with examples, exercises, and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with “Passion and Purpose.”
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne and Dave King. A must have to teach yourself to self-edit and turn that first draft into a marketable novel.
Writing the Christian Romance, by Gail Gaymer Martin.Detailed step-by-step instructions and examples on how to write an inspirational Christian romance.
Getting Into Character, by Brandilyn Collins. A how-to using the method acting theory to make your story characters three dimensional.
Believable Characters: Creating with Enneagrams, by Laurie Schnebly. Complete how-to guide for using enneagrams to identify heroic traits and fatal (or not-so-fatal) flaws that will bring these characters into conflict.