Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. On Writing by Stephen King
Recently I polled my social media followers for their favorite book on writing. I was looking for some new suggestions because I have my favorites, but I wanted to range further afield. While I received a good list of books, one title appeared more often than any other – On Writing. I would have questioned my followers’ judgement if this was not the case. It is simply the most interesting and compelling book on writing I know of and practical to boot. You don’t have to like King’s stories (generally I don’t) to recognize his craftsmanship, productivity, and success as a writer. And he shares that in this book. It begins with a memoir of his writing life (fascinating) and concludes with practical writing pointers (helpful). If you want to find inspiration, entertainment, and a pile of useful instruction this is the book.
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3. I’d Do Anything for Love by Meat Loaf
Weren’t the 80s amazing? Strange men named Meat Loaf could perform epic love ballads with a melodious piano riff, power guitar chords, and a horror movie vibe. Everything about this delightfully 80s weird.