Recently, as I was browsing through my bookcase, I realized that I had several shelves of books on writing, which did not even include the ones on Kindle. Out of curiosity, I began to count them. I was astonished to discover that I own seventy-six books on writing or writing-related topics! If I had read every one of them in their entirety, I would probably be the world’s most prolific and successful writer.
Alas, I have not, which is a terrible waste not only of money but also of potential. I have read some, of course, and even written some, but there is still a wealth of information I have not yet absorbed. Some of these books are classics, others perhaps should be, and still others are straightforward how to’s (e.g., how to think like an editor, how to market when you hate marketing, how to write a bestseller, how to survive and thrive as a freelance writer, how to master social media, and so forth).
So, I have decided to read them, one at a time, and to share the very best books with you. After all, why own them and read them and then keep all of that valuable information, insight, and inspiration to myself? Even if I read and reviewed one book a week, it would take me seventy-six weeks, or a year and a half of reading and sharing every book with you. That would prevent me from ever reading any other books or writing about any other subject on this blog. Let me assure you that I will be selective about both my reading and my reviews. Also, I will keep the posts as brief and engaging as possible.