What I Get From Books On Writing (BTW – I’m In One That Comes Out Today)

One of the things I like about books on writing is that they can inspire me to write more.  Hearing a different author’s take on how they do something can get me to want to write more.

That’s one of the reasons I still enjoy flipping through my copy of Eighth Day Genesis – it’s a great book on worldbuilding that has a lot of expertise crammed into easy (and fun) chunks.

It’s also something the Now Write! series has been doing for a while – and today I join the ranks of authors who have contributed exercises and essays to help inspire other authors.

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror just came out today (AMZ | B&N).  It’s got an impressive list of contributors – Stacey Graham, Vonda N. McIntyre, Jay Lake, Joe R. Lansdale, Vanessa Vaughn, and, um, me.  (A full list of contributors is here:  http://nowwrite.net/contributors-sf-fantasy-horror/ )

I’m quite pleased with my contribution, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

And don’t forget – the Streets of Shadows kickstarter only has a few days left, so if you want to get in on the exclusive backer rewards, you need to hurry!

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