Becca and I love the holiday season–everything is colorful and cheery, the house is filled with cinnamon and ginger as we flex up our baking muscles, and we get to take time to tell you just what you mean to us. Seriously, you guys are the very best readers out there! We are so lucky to have you in our world.
Another terrific thing about this season is that we can celebrate the things we love, and around here, that’s all things writerly. This year with the launch of One Stop For Writers, our mantra is “Elevate your Storytelling.” So Becca, Lee & I sat down and listed out the top three books we feel have elevated our own craft beyond measure.
Why? So we can give them away to you!
Of course, this exercise caused some issues. Choosing ONLY 3 books? So hard! Plus, several of our “top 3” book choices were the same. And I don’t want to point fingers, but certain individuals *coughBeccacoughLeecough* STOLE some of my choices.
But no worries, there are so many amazing books out there that have helped us become stronger writers that we were able to sort it out.
With that, I bring you the 9 Wonders of the Writing Reference World:
1. On Writing 2. First Five Pages 3. Self-Editing For Fiction Writers 4. Writing Screenplays That Sell 5. Description 6. Save the Cat 7. 21st Century Fiction 8. Stein on Writing 9. Structuring Your Novel
Want to elevate your storytelling and win a kindle copy of one of these “best of the best” craft books? Of course you do!
1) Post in the comment section with your TOP 4 book choices. (This will be by random draw, and first come first serve.)
2) Tell us what book has elevated your storytelling. We would love to hear what has given your writing a boost!
3) Pay-it-forward by naming a writer friend (first name is fine if you prefer) who has helped you. If you win, we will send them a 1 month Gift Certificate for One Stop For Writers for their own stocking.
Must be 18, no purchase necessary, open to all unless prohibited by law. For the full legal rules and disclaimers, go here.
CONTEST NOW CLOSED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED! THANKS EVERYONE AND SEASONS GREETINGS!
As always, social sharing is appreciated, but never a condition of our giveaways. Winners will be drawn and announced on Saturday, December 12th!
PSSST! It is Becca’s Birthday today (December 9th), so if you see her online, please send her best wishes!
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.