Saturday, 4 February 2017

Reading List

Where do people get the time to post on their blog several times a week?

Just lately, if I'm not writing for magazines, then I'm reading, and included in my reading list are several self-help books on writing craft. Over the last year or so I've collected a few by writers that I know on the internet or that I've actually met. I'm still working through some of them and here they are; all highly recommended of course:

Easy Money For Writers and Wannabes                      Maggie Cobbett
The Little Book of Freelance Writing                             Susie Kearley
Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners           Sally Jenkins
Editing the Red Pen Way                                            Anne Rainbow
Stories with Twist Endings, How to Write and Sell Them  Linda Lewis
Give Up Ironing                                                         Kathleen McGurl
The Short Story Writer's Toolshed                                 Della Galton
From Story Idea to Reader               Patsy Collins & Rosemary J. Kind

Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of children's adventure or you know an eleven to thirteen year old who would, then try this:


My author's page is now on Amazon here.

Paperback £6.50
Kindle Edition £1.99

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out for Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners, Keith! There's lots of other excellent advice books on your list too - I wish I had 8 days aweek to fit in all the reading & writing ...

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    1. You're welcome, Sally. It came in really useful when I published Youthopia.

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  2. Another good book for writers is "Editor-Proof Your Writing" by Don McNair. Its subtitle is "21 steps to the clear prose publishers and agents crave."

    I read your "Youthopia," and thought it was quite good. I hope you sell a bazillion of them.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Your comments are much appreciated.

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Keith!

    I'm planning more travels this year, so maybe we'll get to meet up at last?

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    1. No problem, Patsy. I'm intending to post a review on Amazon when I've finished it.
      I was envious of my friend Carol when she met you in Nottingham last year. Maybe see you this year.

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    2. A review will be very much appreciated!

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  4. I've got a few of these ones, Keith 😀

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    1. They're all good aren't they, Wendy?

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  5. Thanks for the mention Keith. Hope my EDITING The RedPen Way is helping you as a writer to get more of your work accepted. I enjoyed writing it. My aim is for others to enjoy their editing!

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    1. No problem, Anne. A really useful book.

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  6. I have a few of those too, Keith.

    Another useful one is Sell Your Books: A Book Promotion Handbook for the Self-Published...by Debbie Young and Alison Baverstock.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I'll have a look at that one.

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  7. Thank you for the book ideas. I've always got one novel and one 'how to' book on the go. I'm with you on not knowing how people post several times a week. A month could go by and I have to physically make time to write my next post. Hope you're well.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, Angela. I've been away. Glad you found the list useful.

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