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Improving my writing.


Here goes.

I've been trying to improve my writing as I'm conscious that my subs are usually below par, and take forever for me to churn out. Which is why I've been browsing my local library specifically for books that offer insight upon how to improve, understanding of writing and plots etc.

The books I'm reading atm are:

* The Seven Major Plots
* The Weekend Novelist
* The Road to Somewhere: A creative writing companion
I read a lot, and try my best to write daily, and can usually come up with a couple of pages on a variety of different topics, including a journal. I know there are a lot of subs here on Strolen's too that are especially useful for posting here. If you peeps know of any more than I'd really appreciate it.

More importantly, if you have any recommendations for further reading, about writing, then I'd also really appreciate that too. I'm sick of being stuck in this rut, and not really doing enough about it.

Here is a post that I found interesting, and will likely take into account next time I write something:


Not 100% applicable, but still quite close.

Thanks val.

I've found another couple of books, but they each seem to be aimed towards journalism or writing a thesis/PhD. The rest are mainly aimed at persons that already write with some degree of professionalism/familiarity.

Keep searching I guess..


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