It’s been a while since I posted about my current reading, so here I make up for the omission. Here are the latest books to land on my shelves in early 2016. I probably spend too long reading and thinking as opposed to writing, though writers do need to study.
The new books on my shelves
As ever this is a mix of titles:
Writing for Radio is (as the title says) about creating scripts for audio drama. This ties in to one of my targets for 2016, ie to complete a script. Written by Shaun MacLoughlin I am part way through, find the style accessible and it is making me think
Modern Short Stories Volume 1 was first published in 1964 and was a course book when I studied English Literature at ‘O’ level in the 1970s. It has a range of stories by a range of well-respected authors. As short stories are one of the strings to my bow, I picked this up both for nostalgia and study
On Writing by Stephen King is almost certainly the most quoted title amongst writers of all the ‘how to write’ books written by authors. It seemed about time I also read it
The Ode Less Travelledby Stephen Fry is a wildcard. I have no plans to write poetry and have never studied it. This might at least spark some unusual connections when I read it.
What are you reading? Have you read these? What do you feel about them? Let me know!