Monday, March 1, 2010

The Art of War for Writers

Having finished Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell (it took about two months because I took a ton of notes) I am so excited because I was able to get The Art of War for Writers, also by James Scott Bell. So far I am loving it!

The book is divided into Reconnaissance, Tactics, and Strategy, with each section giving priceless information to writers. As I read, I was amazed. If you ever wanted to have a professional writer (or two or three) sit down and give you a heart-to-heart talk about what it means to be a writer, what it takes to keep being a writer, and what will cause you to succeed as a writer, this book is the closest thing I've ever found to it.

Now it's time for a subliminal message: YOU WON'T BE HAPPY UNTIL YOU READ THIS BOOK!

Glad to have that out of my system.

Disclaimer: No one paid me to say great things about Mr. Bell's book. I just couldn't help myself!


  1. I AGREE! I love his books. They have become my writing gospel!

  2. Sold! Consider it added to my list!

  3. I can't wait to dig into Plot and Structure. Thank you Beth! I will get The Art of War for Writers too. :)