IWSG Aug 4: Favorite Writing Craft Book?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.   

The awesome co-hosts for the August 4 posting of the IWSG are: PK Hrezo,  Cathrina Constantine,  PJ Colando,  Kim Lajevardi, and Sandra Cox!

QUESTION: What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?

ANSWER: I have a collection of popular writing craft books gathering dust in my library. I lean on thesaurus to transform boring into catchy words and phrases. Autocrit performs the role of grammar tutor.

I’m look forward to learning what works for you. Thanks for visiting.


10 thoughts on “IWSG Aug 4: Favorite Writing Craft Book?

    1. Hi Sandra,
      Glad the Thesaurus link was helpful. There a jillion similar dictionaries, but this one seems to offer a wider selection and the layout is user friendly.
      Thanks for visiting and co-hosting IWSG this month.

  1. Hi Lynn,
    I have several writing Crafts books too. Some I have started. I normally take what I need from each book. However my favorite is The Writer’s Journey. I have read this book so many times that I don’t know how many times I have read it. It is marked up and has notes in it and bent ears where I have bookmarked pages.

    Wishing you all the best and have a great month of August.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Hi Pat,
      I’ll have to check out The Writer’s Journey. It’s been interesting to learn about all these craft writing books. Thanks very much for visiting. Wishing you good health and a joy.

  2. I have a collection of books on creative writing in storage. I also lent a pile to my brother. The nice thing about them is they never grow old. What worked back in the day still works today. I have several Thesaurus. See! After all these years I still don’t know how to turn some nouns into plurals. Thesaurasus? Thesaurusas? LOL

  3. I use a Thesaurus a lot, but I always feel a bit guilty when I do. I’m a writer. I really should have a vocabulary big enough to write a story! But, the world opens up bigger after looking up a word in Thesaurus.

    1. Hi JQ Rose,
      I apologize for my tardy reply.
      As a writer, I think it is upon us to select words that fit seamlessly into the story, regardless of the source. Fancy dialog for a plain speaking character often throws the story off track.
      Thank you for introducing me to A Road Home, by Judy Sheer.
      Thanks for visiting.

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