So, as you might have read, I have currently been reading and completing the first practical writing craft book on my TBR list.
And I have to say it’s brilliant! The confidence it has boosted in me as a writer is amazing, and it’s really helping me to see what I’m capable of.
In fact, it has been so awesome I have made the decision to always have a writing craft book on the go.
Now, I have said before that I’m not very good at reading two books at a time, but seeing as I will be reading a fiction and non-fiction, I think I can probably manage that. It will also mean I will be able to get through my TBR list a little faster!
I will also be doing it this way partly so as I can get back to reading fiction, which I am really missing! I will be reading the next book on my list, which is The Woodcutter by Kate Danley, which I will do a post about another week.
To any writers reading this, I highly recommend trying out some practical writing exercises either by finding them online or by getting a book. My word, I cannot begin to say the amount of confidence in my abilities it has given me!
Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft again, finally!
Word count: 2523
Books read towards challenge: 1/50
Currently reading: The Creative Writing Workbook by Matthew Branton.
Sounds like a v helpful book. I will check it out! Thanks for sharing that. 🙂
I am really enjoying it, especially being able to do the writing exercises and get involved. I tend to lose interest in writing craft books that are just pages and pages of text 😀
I couldn’t agree with you more – writing exercises help me tremendously, and in a number of ways. I’m glad you’re able to ‘kill two birds’ so that you get the enjoyment of fiction too. You can’t have all work and no play 😉
I often struggle to read two books at once too so when I attempt it, I usually try one fiction and then one either non-fiction or poetry. Like you say, I think it makes it easier to get trough more that way 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad it’s working for you. I haven’t tried any writing exercises, but I do own a few craft books. Maybe I’ll see if I can pair the exercises with my current WIP.
Best of luck with your progress!
Some craft books can be a huge help. I have a few and I’m comfy with my collection. More power to you.
Oh, that sounds quite interesting. I may have to check that one out. Thanks for your recommendation, 🙂
I like the idea of doing writing exercises. I have thought about finding writing exercises to do to improve my writing skills and actually plan to this year. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I hear tell the Creative Writing Workbook is a good one. Hope it does well for you.
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