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Excelling at Chess
Jacob Aagaard
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide
William E. Blundell

Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You

Zen in the Art of Writing - Ray Bradbury Largely a collection of essays written by Bradbury over the course of his career, this is an interesting look into the life of one of the century's best-known sci-fi writers, though writers looking for specific writing instruction might want to look elsewhere. Like Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird," this is not a "How-To" book replete with bullet points and step-by-step directions. Instead, it's a chronicle of a well-known writer's journey from 12 year-old wannabe to successful fiction writer, and it's more fascinating for the pitcture it paints of a compulsive writer (and his thinking) than it was for specific writing tips. I liked it, but I also like Bradbury, so while it's worth a read, it's also heavy on concepts like tapping into your subconscious.(One constant from all the "writers on writing" books I've read; take notes. Lots of them.)