Great books for writers, bloggers and communicators for the summer

by Fred Showker

Earth Day As we rage through the summer, if you're going to get some beach chair or lawn chair time, you may as well get some benefit for your trouble... these are all impressive for fun and learning :
[_] Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback
[_] On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition
[_] On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition
[_] How to Write a Damn Good Novel
[_] Naked, Drunk, and Writing
[_] Writing Down the Bones
[_] Story Engineering
[_] Bird by Bird
. . . and more!

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

Great books for summer and bloggers or writers

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.
      Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
Great books for bloggers, writers and web designers Full story : On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
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Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback

Great books for summer and bloggers or writers

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
      Bookdynamo writes : OK, maybe not the last book you'll ever need, but if you are a screenwriter or play one on TV, this just may be the BEST book you'll ever need, or read, on the subject of how to break into the big screen big time as a writer of tall tales.
Great books for bloggers, writers and web designers Full story : Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback by Blake Snyder
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Story Engineering

Great books for summer and bloggers or writers

What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an ineffective way to begin.
      Story Engineering starts with the criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering and design of a story--and uses it as the basis for narrative. The greatest potential of any story is found in the way six specific aspects of storytelling combine and empower each other on the page. When rendered artfully, they become a sum in excess of their parts.
Great books for bloggers, writers and web designers Full story : Story Engineering Paperback by Larry Brooks
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Naked, Drunk, and Writing

Great books for summer and bloggers or writers

The material is right there in front of you. You’ve known yourself for, well, a lifetime—and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you’re stumped.
      Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries. Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of Lara’s vast experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. It is packed with insights and advice both practical (“writing workshops you pay for are the best--it’s too easy to quit when you’ve made no investment”) and irreverent (“apply Part A [butt] to Part B [chair]”)
Great books for bloggers, writers and web designers Full story : Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay by Adair Lara


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