Calling All Aspiring Writers
Finding help for the uniquely solitary pursuit that, ironically, connects us as human beings…
Yesterday in a quiet recording studio, beloved fiction author Katie Schuermann and I talked about writing.
Look for this podcast coming soon in the Audio section of this website. Until then, here are some of my most dog-eared books on writing. I mentioned the first three but appreciated ALL of these when writing the manuscript of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child (Memoria Press, 2013):
- A Writer’s Space: Make Room to Dream, to Work, to Write, by Eric Maisel, Ph.D.
- Time to Write: More than 100 Professional Writers Reveal How to Fit Writing into Your Busy Life, by Kelly L. Stone
- Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids, by Christina Katz
Whether you are an avid blogger, published author, FB poster, or magazine columnist, or just have a story to tell… where do YOU prefer to write? How do you find the time? Is “life” a handmaiden ro writing, or a devious interruption?
- To dig even more deeply, consider The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers, by Betsy Lerner.
- For non-fiction writers, read Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction – and Get It Published, by Susan Rabiner & Alfred Fortunato.
- And if you need to brush up on writing rules, seek examples, or just want a refresher on stylistic tips, read the timeless writing guide co-written by E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and Trumpet of the Swan, The Elements of Style.
Why write? Consider this:
Reading maketh a full man, conversation a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Sir Francis Bacon