HELP, I think I might be a writer.

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

 Atlanta Writers Club

 Sisters ( and Misters) in Crime

Georgia Writers Association

 

 

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.

  • Sunday, April 2, 2017         to

    Bookmiser  4651 Sandy Plains Rd., Roswell, GA (map)

  • And don’t forget THE DAHLONEGA LITERARY FESTIVAL. MArch 25-26 in downtown Dahlonega. It’s FREE!

    See you there!