Congratulations! All NaNo participants who reached your goals during November, take a moment to give yourselves a great big pat on the back before you begin the editing process. For those of you, like me, who have more writing to do - keep writing until your work is complete.
On Wednesdays, I usually provide information for writers - a link to a useful website, a great writing quote, personal learning experience, etc. Today, I'm asking writers to help me. I've been asked to write two blog posts about self-help books for a group blog - one on writing books and one on editing books. I started the article on writing books and started wondering - how do other authors evaluate the value of theses books. There are hundreds of them out there. Surely everyone doesn't use the same evaluation system I use. So, here are my questions for you:
- What makes a good writing instruction book?
- Do you have a favorite - one you return to over and over? What is the title and why is it your favorite?
- How many writing books (rough estimate) to you currently have in your possession?
- Do you find self-editing guides useful?
- Do you have a favorite editing book? What is the title?
- How many reference books do you typically use during the editing process? What are they?
Please use the comments link to share your thoughts - even if you only answer one of the questions. If it is okay for me to quote you in my articles, please leave a link to your blog or website.
Thanks a bunch.