Writing Craft books are some of the best tools you can have in your arsenal as a writer. Period. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned vet with many published titles under your belt. The name of the game is the perpetual pursuit of knowledge and growth in your craft. Because being an author isn't about writing the perfect book. There's no such thing. It's about your body of work, multiple books spanning genres, points of view, narrative voices, etc.
Today is the first post in a series I'm starting highlighting different writing craft books and detailing them for you. There's nothing worse than to buy a really hyped up craft book only to realize it doesn't apply to the kind of writing you're doing. For example, you wouldn't want a craft book focused on romance novel plots if you're writing a thriller.
First up on the chopping block is The Anatomy of Prose by Sacha Black.
This book was recommended to me A LOT over the years and I'm honestly kicking myself that I was resistant to buying it for so long. Sacha is a fellow Authortuber, the creator of the ‘Rebel Authors’ facebook group, and has written several books on writing craft. This one is only the first in a series of craft books she's come out with and they're all insanely good. What makes her books special other than the IDGAF tone that makes it feel like you're having a conversation with a friend instead of a bored academic condescending to the plebian masses about all the things they're ignorant of, is that she sets you up for success.
Along with her books, which are surprisingly affordable, she has workbooks and her facebook group where she leads accountability sessions to help you reach your goals. This is someone who actually cares about you being successful as you learn to write and on your journey to publishing. I think Sacha is a great writer, mentor, and a good person and will never stop recommending her books as long as I live.
Interested in getting a copy for yourself? You can find it HERE.