I wanted to share with y’all a list of books I love. Each one has helped me along my journey to publication and I refer to them often. I think each one would make a wonderful gift for the Artist on your gift giving list.
“**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** (25% more content, every chapter updated) This book takes first-time authors through their first leap into indie publishing and gives already-published authors a jump-start for their lagging sales or new series. Inspirational and nuts-and-bolts practical, the Guide helps you tackle your fears, plan for success, market without feeling like a slimeball, and create a beautiful book package. It’s a guide for the heart as much as the head, designed to help you launch your publishing journey.”
“Advanced Ninja Writers Need Apply
Do you write for love or money? With the advent of indie publishing, this question vexes writers like it never has before—for the first time, you can literally chase trends, feeding the fans of that lucrative genre that’s flying off the shelves. But what if the stories you love to write aren’t the kind that are selling like ice water in July? How do you create a career in writing that you both love and hits the financial success you need to justify the hours spent at the keyboard?”
“Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you feel like you’re crawling through your story, struggling for each paragraph? Would you like to get more words every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It’s not impossible, it’s not even that hard. This is the story of how, with a few simple changes, I boosted my daily writing from 2000 words to over 10k a day, and how you can, too.”
“The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century.”
“The techniques here are designed to help you streamline your writing…and that includes not wasting your time on false starts or novels with huge, gaping plot holes that torment you during revisions. These are my best No Fail Formulas for starting or re-starting a new or broken novel, for kicking myself out of writer’s block, and for making the most of every precious writing minute in a tight schedule.”
“How to write a Book in 30 Days is a guide to writing a book from conceiving the original idea, through formatting and publishing through marketing. A strong emphasis is on publishing through Amazon’s Kindle, with minor advice on publishing as PDFs. The author of the book has all of her books on Kindle and feels it is the best digital platform for eBooks today.”
*Please note I am NOT an affiliate for any book distributor nor publisher. The books really are personal favorites.