Dragon notebook with a hard cover, heavy duty spiral rings, and quality paper (important, since I am using sharpies).
I like bold contrasting colors to break the monotony.
I have a large and ever growing collection of books on writing. Today I purchased three books: Self Editing for Fiction Writers (Rennie Browne and Dave King), Write Great Fiction – Revision And Self-Editing (James Scott Bell), and Writing the Blockbuster Novel (Albert Zuckerman). I’m in the mood for a writing boot camp.
I absolutely love cool notebooks, and tend to acquire them without having a reason. Blank pages call to me. The notebook you see here has been begging for attention. So being a pleaser, I decided to fill it with notes from seven books on writing.
Self Editing for Fiction Writers (Rennie Browne and Dave King)
Write Great Fiction – Revision And Self-Editing (James Scott Bell)
Writing the Blockbuster Novel (Albert Zuckerman)
Plot and Structure (James Scott Bell)
Writing the Breakout Novel (Donald Maass)
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips) (Mignon Fogarty)
Grammar Girl’s Punctuation 911: Your Guide to Writing it Right (Mignon Fogarty)
I also tried to purchase The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great (Donald Maass) but the Kindle version was unavailable on Amazon due to reformatting issues.
Some of these books I have read multiple times. They have been highlighted, dog eared, and generally abused. However, despite the intense, emotional relationship I have with these books, they understand others will share the shelves. We don’t have an exclusive relationship. I am constantly searching for another book on writing that informs and inspires. Please post your suggestions.