This is my Holy Trinity: 3 books that have shaped my writing life. What are yours?

Tea Buddy

STEPHEN KING On Writing I have never read Stephen King, but I love this book. Read it several times. It really helped ground me in the writing process. King does not bullshit. He comes from the school of hard knocks. He can be so damn funny – like side-splitting funny! Who would have thought! I expected him to be a morose and gloomy character. No way!

FRANCINE PROSE Reading like a Writer: This book helped me develop a discerning eye for reading. It does somewhat spoil the joy of just losing yourself in a story but eventually you get beyond that. It is great way to understand the stuff good writing is made of. It’s humbling and inspiring at the same time.

ANNE LAMOTT Bird by Bird: A joyous and hilarious read,  full of warm humanity. This book taught me not to take myself too seriously:…

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  1. I was totally surprised to find myself loving Stephen King’s book. Absolutely brilliant insight into a writer and his life, great advice and a truly beautiful analogy between writing and telepathy. Highly recommend.


    1. teabuddy says:

      I remember wishing Stephen King was my buddy after reading his book on writing. I just wanted to hang out with him.Have you read his “real” books tho? I have not. But after the honest sharing of his life in “writing”, it makes me want to.


  2. Stephanie Binch says:

    Funny someone else was telling me the Steven King is a must read. I just ordered it thanks to you darling!


    1. teabuddy says:

      You won’t regret it. If there is one book you must get – this is the one.


  3. Pamela Smith says:

    Shona, I read your first chapter last night and I am now following your blog. I can’t wait to read the books. Take care Pamela Smith


    1. teabuddy says:

      Many thanks Pamela. I will be in touch. Shona


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