Monday, January 17, 2011

Meta Fiction... sorta

Read enough fiction, eventually you get interested in the writing of fiction. Here are my favorite writers-on-writing books:

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
On Writing by Stephen King
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster

Close cousins to these - also enjoyable in the writerly mood - are:
Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon (for her riff on writer-built The City of Invention) and
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Follow with the funny just-finished-writing-the-novel book:
The Unstrung Harp by Edward Gorey.

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