If you think you might be a writer, or if you —uh oh—know you are, here’s a list of books that may help you understand what you’re in for.
Stephen King, On Writing
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Robert Olen Butler, From Where You Dream
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
George Singleton Pep Talks, Warnings & Screeds — the 1000 page rule
Chuck Wendig Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey
(Chuck also has a bunch of other writing books, available on his website terribleminds.com Be sure to sign up for his free emails.)
There are a bunch of podcasts that feature storytelling or information about writing, if you prefer to hear your words.
Here’s a big list, compliments of The Write Life.
**Need a kick in the butt to get going? Every November, Nanowrimo ( National Novel Writing Month) happens.
More about their K-12 young writers program here.
For those folks in the Atlanta area: Also, I would suggest attending some local spoken word events
Carapace, Manuel’s Tavern
The Write Club
Stories on the Square, Decatur ( Like The Moth)
Decatur Book Festival, every Labor Day Weekend
Atlanta Writers Associations
FOR MY NEW FRIENDS AT WALTON HIGH SCHOOL! Hey there!
Here is your invitation to the book launch party for GRAND THEFT CARGO at Bookmiser in Roswell.
Bookmiser 4651 Sandy Plains Rd., Roswell, GA
And don’t forget THE DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL. MArch 25-26 in downtown Dahlonega. It’s FREE!
See you there!