If you knew a writer, unpublished, and you wanted to give him or her a book, what would it be?
Would it be a quick and easy to follow grammar book? My favorite is Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty.
Would you choose a book for plot structure, like The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters by Christopher Vogler? A great book I have on my resource shelf.
Maybe Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel by Jeffrey Marks or The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published by Evan Marshall or On Writing by Stephen King - all of which are on my shelf (along with tons of others).
But which ONE would you give?
For my aspiring writer last Sunday, I gave Hooked by Les Edgerton. A great book on starting your story, be it a book or a short story.
What about you?
6 months ago