Welcome to Day Four of my Back from Hiatus Contest. We're down to the last two days, and I've saved my two favorites for last. Today's favorite writing book is:
Author: Les Edgerton, accomplished author of short stories, articles, essays, novels, and screenplays.
Amazom.com price: $10.19
Why I Like It: I think the back of the book says it best: "Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading." A strong beginning is an absolute must, and Edgerton explains how in an extremely readable style. This is one book I'll be reading again and again.
My Favorite Section: Chapter Eight is entitled Great Opening Lines. It gives a wide variety of opening lines along with an explanation of what makes them great. I learn best by example, and I found this section an amazing learning experience.
You can visit Les's blog by clicking here. And don't forget to enter my Back from Hiatus Contest by commenting on this original post.
Happy Monday, Everyone!