Tag Archives: books on writing

Insomniacs Anonymous 3-24-17

WriteOwls logo 150 blackYou’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

What’s your favorite book on writing?

Learn to Write by Reading: 8/24/16

WriteOwls logo 150 blackIn our Learn to Write by Reading Challenges, we have challenged you to read more and to read outside your comfort zone to learn how successful authors craft their stories. But sometimes you need clear instructions. With that in mind, this month we’re recommending books, blogs and podcasts that we have found helpful in developing our writing craft.


The The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
On Writing by Stephen King
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi


Story Grid
Library Police


Writers in the Storm
bryndonovan.com (Of particular value are a series of master lists: of facial expressions, physical descriptions, and gestures and body language.)

Each week this month, we’re listing a few more of these wonderful resources.