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I am a big fan of Barry Eisler’s John Rain series. There’s something about a gentleman assassin that set’s a girl’s heart aflutter. Sure, he kills people, but he has principles and he knows how to treat a lady right. 😉
I’m also a fan of Barry Eisler himself because he’s one of those successful authors who generously help other writers. So, if I see his name on something, I’m inclined to check it out. Today, I found a newbie writers’ guide among the Amazon freebies. The forward is written by Barry Eisler. The book itself is by scifi/suspense/horror author J.A. Konrath. It seems to be a compilation of posts from his blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. The book is very long, 1100 pages, but it looks like the kind of material you can cherry-pick for what you need.
I also found a grammar book that helps “identify and fix the ten most frequent grammatical errors.” When I write, I want to let the words flow, get the story out, and worry about the fiddly bits later. Problem is, it is easy to miss those bits because they can be hidden by spell checkers, skipped over by fatigued eyes, or not recognized as errors. I like the sound of this book because it focuses on the fiddly bits of grammar.
The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing by J.A. Konrath
Are you a writer? This book was written for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting your ears wet and learning your craft, or if you’re a seasoned pro with an extensive backlist. The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing contains all of the information you need to understand the writing business and maximize your sales and success. There’s over 370,000 words of writing advice, tips, tricks, and observations. It also includes a foreword and several bonus essays by bestselling author Barry Eisler.
The Big Ten of Grammar by William Bradshaw
Have you ever hesitated when choosing between I or me? Have you had trouble figuring out tricky pronouns like who or whom? What about those always-troublesome comas–do they go before or after the quotation marks? If you’re anything like the rest of us, you struggle with these age-old grammatical issues. In this practical and easy-to-understand handbook, Dr. William B. Bradshaw identifies the ten most common errors in English grammar and helps you to recognize and correct these mistakes, enabling you to write and speak with greater clarity in your personal and professional life. The Big Ten of Grammar is the perfect guide for students, teachers, and professionals to use in brushing up on their grammar.
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