Reviews

In On Writing, Stephen King gives us two important things we need to be doing to improve our writing.  First, and very important is more writing.  Great advice.  Seems pretty obvious, but I don’t think I take it nearly enough.

Still very important is more reading.  The more we read, the better we get at building our own writing.  I would add that I think it is not just reading, but reading with a critical eye that helps you turn around and look at your own work to make it better.  This page will include an index of everything I’ve read and written a review for.

Each review will contain:

  1. Why did I read this book?
  2. Did I enjoy it?
  3. How will I get better as a result of reading this book?

Fiction – Novels, short stories, whatever.

Brown, Dan – Digital Fortress
Connelly, Michael – The Lincoln Lawyer
Gone Girl
Crichton, Michael – Jurassic Park

Kilby, Matt – The Road Cain Walks
Connelly, Michael – The Black Echo

Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

James, P. D. – The Murder Room
Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites

Non-fiction and Self-help – Books written primarily to teach.

King, Stephen – On Writing
Snyder, Blake – Save the Cat

Lamott, Anne – Bird by Bird

Goins, Jeff – You’re a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

Dillard, Annie – The Writing Life

Dweck, Carol – Mindset

Roy Peter Clark – Writing Tools

SPECIAL – Critiques

If you would like me to review something you have written, email me and I will be glad to take a peek, whether published or unpublished.  I’m part of critique groups, so I completely understand and value your intellectual property.  If you want me to publish my review as a blog post I will.  If you’d prefer a private answer, I’m open to that as well.

If you want to participate in this, just email me:

lordbrand@gmail.com

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