Writers’ Round Table - Writing Books that Really Help

Browse any bookstore, and you’ll find a vast selection of books for writers. Whether it is writing the “breakout novel” or “blockbusting fiction,” or there is plenty of advice for how to write “a damn good novel.” There are texts with a broad scope covering every aspect of novel writing, or books that focus on individual elements of story telling. TGhere are even books devoted to specific fiction genres. But can you actually learn how to write from reading a book? Yes, you can. You just need to find the one (or dozen) offering the best advice for you. Join us on February 20 to discuss writing books we know and love. Bring your favorite writing book or two, and share how it has helped you. And have any writing texts that didn’t work for you? It just might be what someone else needs. After all, we all write differently, so while some ideas work for one writer, different ideas may work for the next. Bring along any writing books that weren’t quite your cup of tea for a trading post. You just might pick up the book that makes a difference for you.

This is a round table event, where attendees are welcme to share their ideas, experiences, and questions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Today's session gave me a chance to meet some new people and gave me some ideas about books to help with my writing.

    February 20, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was enlightening to see the different books that everyone found helpful in learning the craft of writing. Many are now on my to-buy list!

    February 20, 2010

  • Kristina

    This was the first regular meeting that I've attended as a new member, and I found it very helpful. One can easily become lost in the sea of writing books out there so it was great to hear which ones were favorites among people that really use them!

    February 20, 2010

  • Diane C.

    Interesting and helpful meeting, as always. This is a great group of women who are always generous about sharing their writing experience.

    February 20, 2010

  • Tami C.

    It was great the way so many people brought their favorite books. And those that didn't bring one still shared the titles of books that helped them.

    February 20, 2010

  • Joyce B.

    Great give and take discussion about writing books--the good, the bad and the, no help at all.

    February 20, 2010

  • Kathie H.

    It was wonderful. I joined today and will be joining the National RWA this weekend. The future agena
    sounds interesting and just want I'm looking for on information and writing friendships.

    February 20, 2010

  • Tami C.

    Don't forget - bring along your favorite writing books, and tell us why you like them. And have some that didn't work out for you? bring them to trade!

    February 20, 2010

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