There are many things that can influence a writer. Some inspiration comes from people and some from the world of media. I would like to use this blog to make a list of things that I have found helpful in my writing life. I hope you fund these as beneficial as I have.
Movies for Writers
Midnight in Paris – See my blog about it HERE for more info as why I would recommend it.
Books for Writers
On Writing – by Stephen King. The first book I read on writing. I don’t actually like his writing style, but this book was been very influential to my writing.
The Art of Fiction – by John Gardner. I write about its influence HERE. My favorite book on writing with great writing exercises.
Beginning Writer’s Answer Book – edited by Jane Friedman. If you have any question about writing, publishing a book, getting an agent, when to submit your story, you MUST have this book!
Bird by Bird – by Annie Lamott. Writing a book can seem overwhelming. Just read the back of this book at your local bookstore and you will get it. You take it one step at a time.
Blogs on Writing
Josh Mosey – There is nothing better than plugging your friends and getting involved in the writing community.
RobertLeeBrewer – He is currently doing a blog on “building your platform”. There is just too much to write about this blog, just go see it!
Word Play – Very nice blog with piles of resources for writers.
Works and Days – If you are a poet this is my friend Matt’s blog. He is published in so many places I can’t keep track anymore.
If you have found other movies, books, or blogs for writers I would encourage you to share them in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading this week. Enjoy your weekend.