Robert asks: How do I know what I should work on to improve as a writer?
Ian asks: “Would studying rhetoric help with pacing and craft in fiction?”
The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays (CS Lewis)
Monsters and Critics and Other Essays (JRR Tolkien)
Edward Allen Poe
Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. A Treatise of Human Nature, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The Portable Nietzsche
Book of Proverbs
John D McDonald
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Percy Blythe Shelley
Essays of EB White
Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays
Cicero: Selected Works
Speeches That Changed The World
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“What do you think of the ‘million words of crap’ idea, and how do you keep from going backwards?”
“Why does my brain shut down anytime I learn a new bit of craft?”
Sgt Mike asks:
I have too much dialog in my novels. How do I balance it with good POV, avoid passive voice, etc?