søndag den 19. juli 2015

Top 10 skrivebøger jeg gerne vil læse

Jeg elsker at læse om skriveteknikker, så jeg har altid en masse bøger jeg glæder mig til at starte på, og her er 10 af dem:

At skrive en bog er hårdt arbejde. Det er også en leg indimellem, faktisk den bedste leg der findes, men for mig kan det også være noget af det hårdeste. Måske fordi det er så personlig en ting som det er. Den her bog kunne jeg rigtig godt tænke mig snart at få læst.

Do the Work

Our enemy is not lack of preparation; it's not the difficulty of the project, or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account.
The enemy is resistance.
The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications and a million reasons why he can't/shouldn't/won't do what we know we need to do.
Start before you're ready.

Jeg har på et tidspunkt læst nogle skrivetips af Hilary Mantel, og hun anbefaler den her bog og anbefaler at man gør ALT hvad der står i den. Så den lyder jo god.

Becoming a Writer

Refreshingly slim, beautifully written and deliciously elegant, Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written. Brande believed passionately that although people have varying amounts of talent, anyone can write. It's just a question of finding the "writer's magic"--a degree of which is in us all. She also insists that writing can be both taught and learned. So she is enraged by the pessimistic authors of so many writing books who rejoice in trying to put off the aspiring writer by constantly stressing how difficult it all is.

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer 

500 WAYS TO BE A BETTER WRITER aims to provide novelists, screenwriters and other flavors of penmonkey with an avalanche of writing tips and storytelling tricks. All of it greased up with whisky and bad language (let that serve as your first and only warning: this is a very NSFW book of writing advice).

Unconcentional lessons lyder jo også helt fantastisk og lige noget der kan sætte gang i fantasien.

Robert's Rules of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know

The 101 Rules You Need to Know*but no one has ever told youYou already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired."In Robert's Rules of Writing," successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques to improve your writing that include:
Burn your journal (See rule 1)
Strip down to your briefs (See rule 38)
Spend time gossiping (See rule 61)
Buy the smoking jacket (See rule 56)
Skip the Starbucks (See rule 7)
De-claim! De-claim! (See rule 63)
Whether you're a fiction writer, freelancer, memoirist, or screenwriter, "Robert's Rules of Writing" gives you the unorthodox advice to transform your writing life and get published!

Den her bog har jeg også haft til at ligge i mit e-bibliotek længe. Jeg kunne godt bruge en guide til hvordan man mest naturligt får de paranormale elementer vævet ind i sin historie. Jeg har læst alt for mange eksempler på bøger der ikke formår det særlig godt.

Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.

This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common cliches.

You ll learn how to: Choose supernatural elements and decide what impact the supernatural will have on your fictional world Create engaging and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to supporting players (both human and non-human) Develop strong plots and complementary subplots Write believable fight scenes and flashbacks Create realistic dialogue And much more Complete with tips for researching your novel and strategies for getting published, "Writing the Paranormal Novel" gives you everything you need to craft a novel where even the most unusual twist is not only possible it s believable.

Med den her bog var det coveret der hev mig ind, men så læste jeg et par reviews, og så var jeg bare solgt.

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.

With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

Den her bog handler om at hæve produktiviteten. Der var engang hvor jeg bare skrev konstant, fordi jeg bare var og levede i historien, men det er som om at kritikeren i mig gør det super svært at gøre det, så det kunne være fedt at få gode råd til hvordan jeg kan komme tilbage dertil. For jeg tror man skriver bedre på den anden måde. Eller nej, det ved jeg man gør!

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

"Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you sometimes feel like you're crawling through your story? Do you want to write more every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It's not impossible, it's not even that hard. This is the book explaining how, with a few simple changes, I boosted my daily writing from 2000 words to over 10k a day, and how you can too."

Expanding on her highly successful process for doubling daily word counts, this book, a combination of reworked blog posts and new material, offers practical writing advice for anyone who's ever longed to increase their daily writing output. In addition to updated information for Rachel's popular 2k to 10k writing efficiency process, 5 step plotting method, and easy editing tips, this new book includes chapters on creating characters that write their own stories, practical plot structure, and learning to love your daily writing. Full of easy to follow, practical advice from a commercial author who doesn't eat if she doesn't produce good books on a regular basis, 2k to 10k focuses not just on writing faster, but writing better, and having more fun while you do it.

Jeg mangler lidt mere dybdegående råd til at plotte ens bog. For jeg har en tildens til at over-plotte tror jeg og gøre det vanskeligt for mig selv at overskue. Så der kunne jeg godt bruge nogle gode råd.

Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success

Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will: 

Help you choose the right type of outline for you
Guide you in brainstorming plot ideas
Aid you in discovering your characters
Show you how to structure your scenes
Explain how to format your finished outline
Instruct you in how to use your outline
Reveal the benefits:
Ensures cohesion and balance
Prevents dead-end ideas
Provides foreshadowing
Offers assurance and motivation
Dispel misconceptions:
Requires formal formatting
Limits creativity
Robs the joy of discovery
Takes too much time
Even if you're certain outlining isn't for you, the book offers all kinds of important tips on plot, structure, and character. Includes exclusive interviews with Larry Brooks, Elizabeth Spann Craig, Lisa Grace, Dan L. Hays, Jody Hedlund, Carolyn Kaufman, Becky Levine, Roz Morris, John Robinson, and Aggie Villanueva, answering important questions:

Can you describe your outlining process?
What is the greatest benefit of outlining?
What is the biggest potential pitfall of outlining?
Do you recommend "pantsing" for certain situations and outlining for others?
What's the most important contributing factor to a successful outline?

Den her bog har jeg bare set anbefalet overalt hos mere eller mindre kendte forfattere. Den lyder dejlig nørdet, så den skal jeg helt klart læse.

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers


The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editions of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.

Sidst men ikke mindst, så skal jeg have et godt råd til at redigere min tekst, og det tror jeg den her bog vil kunne hjælpe mig med.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print


2 kommentarer

  1. Jeg kan klart anbefale Rachel Aaron's 2k to 10k. Den er kort, billig og meget let at implementere i sit eget workflow. Det er ikke fordi den er fyldt med åbenbaringer, men den giver et indblik i en succesfuld forfatters fremgangsmåde: Alt lige fra planlægning til opsætning af tekst.

    Den kan klart anbefales, og så koster den jo kun en dollar.

    Tak for tippet om bogen :)

    1. Tak for tippet, den vil jeg helt sikkert kaste mig over snart. :0)


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