I came across an aspiring memoirist the other day and he really got me thinking about what helped me write my first published book, which happened to be a memoir. He had a lot of questions and felt lost. He did not know where to begin. I know the feeling! Well, this brings me to what I wanted to write about on my blog today…Books on writing. There are so many great books available on the craft of writing. Some are inspirational, others are technical— meaning grammar and the not so fun parts of writing a book. Here is my list of the books I wish I had recommended to that aspiring memoirist:
I own and have read all of these amazing books and refer to them often. At times I need a little pick-me-up from a successful author, other times I wrestle with the placement of a comma! And these books have helped me along the way— my writing companions that sit on shelves behind my desk. My other companion, is my Maltipoo, Remi. He lays down underneath my desk, by my feet.
Paz Ellis writes in several genres and loves to read and support fellow authors.