It isn't easy. Nobody has ever done it consistently. Those who try hardest, scare it off into the woods. Those who turn their backs and saunter along, whistling softly between their teeth, hear it treading quietly behind them, lured by a carefully acquired disdain.
- Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing
I'm fascinated by how other writers approach their craft, and I'm always looking for ways to improve my own work. The book that tops the list - Making Shapely Fiction - is the first book about writing I ever read. It opened the door for me, and I've never looked back.
Making Shapely Fiction - Jerome Stern
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within - Natalie Goldberg
On Writing - Stephen King
Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity - Ray Bradbury
Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to sailing the Sea of Story - Ursula K. Le Guin