My Favorite Books on Writing

Over the years, I’ve read and studied many books on writing. I believe as writers, we need to keep learning and perfecting our craft. Here are a few of my favorites:

Goal, Motivation & Conflict—Debra Dixon

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers—Renni Browne and Dave King

The Writer’s Journey—Christopher Vogler

The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines
Sixteen Master Archetypes
—Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, Sue Viders

How to Write a Romance Novel for Dummies—Leslie Wainger

The Dreaded Synopsis
—Elizabeth Sinclair

Making a Good Script Great
—Linda Seger

Techniques of the Selling Writer—Dwight Swain

Scene and Structure—Jack Bickham

Writing in Flow
—Susan K. Perry

Secrets of Sexual Body Language
—Martin Lloyd-Elliott

Writing the Breakout Novel
—Donald Maas

Characters and Viewpoint—Orson Scott Card

Writing Romance—Vanessa Grant

Plot—Ansen Dibell

Guide to Fiction Writing
—Phyllis A. Whitney

The Weekend Novelist—Robert J. Ray

Beginnings, Middles, & Endings
—Nancy Kress

The Elements of Style
—William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White

About AnneMarie

I enjoy writing old-fashioned romance with a whole lot of sizzle ~~~ Favorite Books: All of Georgette Heyer's wonderful Regency Romances; Gone With the Wind; The Little House Books; Harry Potter; Anne of Green Gables; This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ~~~ Favorite Movies: Return to Me; An Affair to Remember; Sebrina (newer version); Sarah Plain and Tall; Roman Holiday; Pretty Woman ~~~ Favorite Music: Moody Blues, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jim Croce, Elton John, Seals & Crofts, Chicago, John Denver ~~~ Favorite Quotation: "Love Conquers All" ~~~~ AnneMarie Trivia: I love hummingbirds :) ~~~~ ABOUT MY LONE STAR ROMANCES: When people think of Texas, they usually think about cowboys, ranches and horses. But Texas is more than that. It’s not just a place; it’s an attitude, a state of mind. Everything is bigger and better in Texas, or so it seems to those of us living here. My favorite kind of hero is tall, dark and Texan. Whether a rugged sexy cowboy or a single-dad teaching at the local high school, these heroes are strong men waiting for strong women to call their own—no matter how hard they fight it, no matter how loudly they deny it. I hope you enjoy reading about my Lone Star Heroes and the women they fall in love with. There are those who say life’s too short not to live it as a Texan. I say LIFE'S TOO SHORT NOT TO LOVE A TEXAN!!! Happy Reading!!!
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