[Just finished reading…][‘Crafting Novels & Short Stories’]


I am always trying to find new books on writing and finding opinions and strategies that may benefit my own writing. This particular collection, I am so thankful I discovered.

Crafting Novels & Short Stories is a guide of articles and submissions by editors of Writer’s Digest, edited together by James Scott Bell. It covers literally everything an aspiring writer needs to know and veteran authors are due to remember. Editing, revising, prompts, character development, choosing narration, villain critiquing, hero and heroine structure, and, above all, encouragement by all these published authors.

Since reading On Writing by Stephen King, I have told countless people, whether they want to write or not, to read it. This is by far the next book I would highly recommend for anyone who writes, looking to publish or not. Nothing is better for a writer than encouragement.