My Three Must-Read Books:
The Art of Character by David Corbett
Part of my love for this book, is where I purchased it—The Strand Books ‘Paradise’ in Greenwich Village. It is an enjoyable read with excellent voice and humor. Every page has a golden ‘take away’ and brilliant contemporary examples. Above all, I learned to write people, not plot puppets.
Between the Lines by Jessica Page Morrell
This read is incredibly useful in infusing the subtle elements of fiction from backstory, to pacing, to suspense. My copy is so highlighted and tagged, that is feels like an old friend.
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
A fascinating look at how to write through the lens of our human-nature driven need for story. Cron breaks down the brain’s desire to know what will happen next and connects to our purpose as authors.