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So.... Nicky?

Pretty much all books, history, science, civil rights, anime, travel, or, you know, baby animals.

Becoming a Writer - Dorothea Brande, John Gardner I wish I'd had this book when I started writing! I'm one of those people who needed to get my head in order, forget my image of The Writer, and get my writing habits built before any of the craft courses I was taking could have an effect. I'm also one of those who was so discouraged by the process of "workshopping" stories in college that I didn't write fiction again for a decade. Knowing there was another way to begin, and to proceed, would have eased my heart and shortened my course to publication.

And when I'm stalled out, tired, or blocked, it's good to remember that I'm not alone and that there are concrete mental and physical things I can do (or relax and not do) that can shorten the drought. A small book stuffed with hope.