What I just finished reading
Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel by Cathy Yardley – (library book) Decent but dated.
The Writer’s Reader: A Guide to Writing Fiction & Poetry edited by Brenda Walker – (library book) Some of the essays contained within are infuriatingly pretentious and wanky. Given this is aimed at an audience of university students, I suppose that should be no surprise. I’d already read the essay on voice before as a reading for uni, but that does actually have usable information. It’s a bit of a grab bag, really. Some is okay, and some is people just wanking on about things that have next to nothing to do with writing because they can.
It’s so Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan – As rock memoirs go this is pretty well written. Doesn’t go too deeply into the grosser details of his years of alcoholism, for which I was thankful, but is still fundamentally about his struggle toward sobriety and getting his life together.
What I’m reading now
More writing and publishing textbooks and about a billion issues of Real Living.
What I’m reading next
Hopefully one of the many books I have started and put aside but probably just more uni books. Sorry for the boring update but I am swamped.