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 & Conflictâ€”Debra Dixon
Self-Editing for Fiction Writersâ€”Renni Browne and Dave King
The Writerâ€™s Journeyâ€”Christopher Vogler
The Complete Writerâ€™s Guide to Heroes and Heroines
Sixteen Master Archetypesâ€”Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, Sue Viders
How to Write a Romance Novel for Dummiesâ€”Leslie Wainger
The Dreaded Synopsisâ€”Elizabeth Sinclair
Making a Good Script Greatâ€”Linda Seger
Techniques of the Selling Writerâ€”Dwight Swain
Scene and Structureâ€”Jack Bickham
Writing in Flowâ€”Susan K. Perry
Secrets of Sexual Body Languageâ€”Martin Lloyd-Elliott
Writing the Breakout Novelâ€”Donald Maas
Characters and Viewpointâ€”Orson Scott Card
Writing Romanceâ€”Vanessa Grant
Guide to Fiction Writingâ€”Phyllis A. Whitney
The Weekend Novelistâ€”Robert J. Ray
Beginnings, Middles, & Endingsâ€”Nancy Kress
The Elements of Styleâ€”William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White
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. Itâ€™s not just a place; itâ€™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 ownâ€”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 lifeâ€™s too short not to live it as a Texan. I say LIFE'S TOO SHORT NOT TO LOVE A TEXAN!!!