Today's post is about one of my favorite things in the world: books. I read everything, and I've always got something I'm "currently" reading. Lately, that's been the task of working through my massive back issue collection, which is over a foot tall, but I have recently purchased a few Kindle books, nonfiction, no less, and have slowly slowly SLOWLY been working through them as well:
I first STARTED the Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook last week on break at work, but just couldn't get into it and I think I stopped after the intro. I WILL finish it, because I think it's an important subject to know about going forward with self publishing. I DID finish WHY AUTHORS FAIL, though, and I have to say I was unimpressed. A lot of obvious stuff, stuff I recognized myself a long time ago, and I found very little here that actually applied to ME.
I'm still in the middle of HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL USING THE SNOWFLAKE METHOD, and I'm still undecided. It's a nonfiction book written like a fiction book, which is an interesting take. However, once I finish it and try to go back through and apply what I've learned to my own methods for novel writing, it's going to be hard to pinpoint the tip I need, because of the way the information is presented. What we get instead of a how-to, which is what I expected and wanted, we read the story of a writer named Goldilocks who is attending a workshop presented by Baby Bear, as we see him help her through the process of preparing her novel to be written. Like I said, it's original, and it's interesting, but it just doesn't feel like it's honestly going to be much help in the long run.
Then again, I'm only halfway through, so we'll see how it goes. And yes, I WILL finish the Sedwick book, too. Seriously.