Thursday, December 25, 2008

Suzanne Lieurance's Book Recommendations

"Books are among my favorite gifts to receive during the holidays or for birthdays..."

Good Mourning Widows!

Good Mourning Everyone!

Hope you've completed your holiday shopping list. Hope you are finished wrapping your holiday presents, finished mailing your holiday cards, and totally filled your grocery holiday food list.

Today's quote comes from Suzanne Lieurance, lovingly borrowed from "The Morning Nudge," her daily newsletter reminding subscribers to get a little writing done.

I first met Suzanne Lieurance *hand over mouth* years ago when taking my first children's writers literature course. Suzanne is an excellent teacher and friend and she seems always to be there with good writing advice when needed. I've come to respect her work and value her friendship.

In that light, here's what Suzanne Lieurance has to say this joy-ous Thursday:

"If you receive a gift card or two to spend at bookstores this holiday season, here are some terrific books about writing to make great use of those gift cards:

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron

The Writer's Home Companion edited by Joan Bolker, Ed.D

The 30-Minute Writer by Connie Emerson

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande

The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray

On Writing by Stephen King

Novelist's Boot Camp by Todd A. Stone

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold Underdown

Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon

No PLot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Once you purchase a few of these books, start reading them over the holidays.

Try it!"

From Griefcase, from the bottom of my heart, here's wishing every reader, every writer out there in cybervillage, a Joyous Holiday Season and a Healthy Happy New Year!

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