At the last RNA meeting in Holborn last Saturday we were asked to bring our fave book of last year. Here are mine:
1. How to write and sell short stories by Della Galton. I got this as a Xmas present in 2013. I started reading it but then got other non-fiction stuff to read. Then I went to a Women’s Weekly Fiction Workshop last October where Della was the main speaker and I was inspired. I read the rest of the book, and it made me decide, that yes, I do want to become a womag fiction writer.
2. Having read the above, I wanted more knowledge about writing for womag’s. So I bought and read How to write short stories and How to write ghost stories by Kath McGurl. I now want to write ghost stories too for womag’s.
So, if you want to write short stories for women’s magazines such as Women’s Weekly, then these are the three books to read.
3. As an indie author who wanted to be more business-like this year, I read ‘Write Livelihood – How to create a business plan for authors ‘ by Ryan Petty. This is the book that I have been working the last few posts on about creating your plan. Any professional writer, indie or traditional, should have a business plan about what they plan to write and when.
4. I also read the first ebook in the 3-for-1 set ‘Indie Author Power Pack’ which is called ‘Write. Publish. Repeat’ by Johnny B Truant, Dave… and I can’t remember the name of the third author. Buy it, cos it includes the second version of ‘Let’s Get Digital’ by David Gaughran, and the second version of ‘How to market your book’ by Joanna Penn. All a v good.
5. Business books for authors by Joanna Penn. Straight forward talking for authors.
So, what have you read last year and what was your favourite book/ebook? Let me know.