IWSG Day and Photos from La Dole Mountaintop
This month's question is:
What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
The awesome co-hosts for the August 4 posting of the IWSG are PK Hrezo, Cathrina Constantine, PJ Colando, Kim Lajevardi, and Sandra Cox!
I don't really have a favourite craft book. I loved Stephen King's On Writing, Diana Gabaldon's "I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes, the various memoirs written by Lois Lowry and Katherine Paterson and other favourite authors, and I haven't read Anne Lamott yet, and I'm sure I'm forgetting so many more...
Besides craft books, reading a really good novel or collection of poetry is also always inspiring. One time that I really concentrated on technique was while I read The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry, and completed all the poetry-writing exercises!
From a picnic near the top of La Dole (1677m), overlooking Lac Leman/Lake Geneva (you can see the Jet d'Eau in Geneva far far away!):
IWSG has swag (I love that word)!
My book review contest is still on! One week left to enter!