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On Writing

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439156810
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Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

Part memoir, part writing advice, this book is my go to for any tough writing related issue. Whether it's writers block, lack of confidence, difficulty with characters, or any number of other issues that can plague a writer, this book has helped me with so much. King takes just about every event from his life, and tells you in what ways it influenced his writing. Whether it's for the writing advice, or the stories of King's life, I always find my way back to this book! ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


Bird by Bird

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

For those who want to write, this book will help you. I had to read this for an assignment in college once, but I've kept the book ever since. It's fantastic if you're feeling down on yourself and unable to write, or just want to start writing more, this is the book you're looking for. Not only is it filled with Lamott's wisdom and funny quips on writing, it also gives you a glimpse into her life, and the lessons she's learned along the way. ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780399167256
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 13th, 2015

Costello's take on his both lengthy and impressive musical career is filled with his witty writing, personal pictures, interesting stories and of course lyrics. Fans of his music will love this inside look into both his personal and professional life. Costello talks about his experiences candidly with the reader and keeps you interested because of the way he skips, very jarringly from place to place. I most enjoyed the different ways Costello talks about writing his lyrics. It's fascinating to me that some of his songs came out almost fully formed, melody and all, while others he put together piece by piece, transferring them from notebook to notebook. I highly recommend this book if you want the true details of the life of such an amazing musician. ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


A Year of Writing Dangerously

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A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608680511
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Published: New World Library - June 12th, 2012

A fantastic book if you're looking for inspiration, or need to break through a block in your writing. I use this book mainly for it's varied collection of prompts, but the writing advice and anecdotes that Abercrombie provides are also helpful. I highly suggest this book if you want to get in the habit of writing, or improve your writing abilities! ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


Updraft

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Updraft: A Novel (Bone Universe #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765377838
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - September 1st, 2015

A novel with human flight, bone towers, and wonderful prose all seen through the eyes of female protagonist Kirit, who finds her dreams of becoming a trader crashing down around her and replaced by the secrets of her training at the mysterious spire. I was quickly swallowed by this world, and loved Kirit from the start! ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


The Traitor Baru Cormorant

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765380722
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - September 15th, 2015

A fast paced read full of brutal action, political plotting and scheming, and gut wrenching betrayals. This is the story of Baru Cormorant, who grows up in a land occupied by the Masquerade, a powerful empire which controls all through its strict laws and harsh punishments. Searching for a way to free her people, Baru infiltrates the Masquerade and becomes Imperial accountant of the land of Aurdwynn. Here Baru quickly finds herself caught up in the rivalries between dukes, plots of rebellion against the empire, and intrigued by the Dutchess Tain Hu, but when the time comes, Baru knows she must prove her worth to the Masquerade if she still hopes to save her own people. ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams


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