I find inspiration everywhere, but sometimes I need a little push. On slow days, I go to these books for a prompt, a spark, or some words on the craft:
The Writer’s Block – I truly love this thing. We go back a long way and we’ve been through a lot. This little book is coffee-stained, highlighted, dented and loved.
3 AM Epiphany – In my mind, this book makes you write outside the box. Interesting prompts with word limits prove that less usually leads to more.
The Writer’s Idea Book – This book uses personal prompts and other prompts in order for you to get words on a page then re-write them.
The Art of Writing Fiction – This is a new one on me, but very useful. My favourite at the moment.
So, those are on my writing shelf at home. I also have a teeny tiny copy of Writing Down the Bones, but it’s too tiny to read, so I haven’t. And while I did go through a morning pages phase, The Artist’s Way is not my favourite thing.
When I’m stalling, I also read my favourite authors, and I have a thing for first novels.
What writing books do you read?
Where do you find inspiration?