Reading Material

Books on Writing

Since January 2015, we have formally studied the following materials:

Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)

by Nancy Kress


The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structures for Writers, 3rd Ed

by Christopher Vogler


The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction:  Your Blueprint for Building a Strong Story

by C. S. Lakin


Save the Cat!  The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need

by Blake Snyder


Writing Fiction:  The Practical Guide From New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School

by Gotham Writers’ Workshop


The First 50 Pages

by Jeff Gerke


The following materials are also excellent resources for writers:

Hack Your Reader’s Brain:  Bring the Power of Brain Chemistry to Bear on Your Fiction

by Jeff Gerke


The First Five Pages:  A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

by Noah Lukeman