Tuesday, May 3, 2011

RESEARCH: Best How To Write Book I've Found!

I'm one of those writers who loves finding a new how to write book. They're often fairly inspirational and there's usually at least a few lines in them that make you look at everything differently. I own a few good ones at home, I've read even more at the local library, but the absolute best novelist's companion I've found is Plot Vs. Character.

Don't let the name fool you. It's more about plot through character and character through plot. You can find the structure of your novel through your character's psychology and drives; you also find hints of your character's psychology through the novel structure.

It's really difficult to do this book justice. If you don't believe me, track it down at your local library and READ it! It's simply fantastic.


  1. I'm always looking for new writing reference books. I've never heard of this one; I will definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It has the single most comprehensive character creation guide I've seen and doesn't forget the plot-based requirements that you need to bear in mind when dealing with your character. If you like it, let others know! ;)