Do you want to start writing but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry! NPL has two great books to get you started.
Free Your Writing Spirit
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg helps writers create good writing habits. Goldberg candidly reflects on her time as a writing teacher and how practicing Zen meditation helped her achieve success. While this book is not focused on grammar and sentence structure, it does share unconventional tools to strengthen your writing.
Ready to Breakout
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass helps new authors and published ones who want to bring their work to the next level. As a result of his research, Maass uncovered tips for writing the next bestselling novel and how to stand out in the marketplace. This book will teach you how to create interesting characters, weave subplots into the main story, and build a world. Maass uses examples from best-selling authors, including Anne Perry, to show their methods that put them above their competition.