Jan 24, 2006, 2:02 PM
Post #9 of 16
I thought of two more for you, Sergio.
Narrative Design by Madison Smart Bell -- He has a section at the begining about the ups and downs of MFA programs that I think should be required reading for anyone involved in any sort of workshop.
The Modern Library Writer's Workshop by Stephen Koch (sp?). This is a fabulous little book, the best one I know of about writing.
I would spend more time reading the genre that you're writing, though, than books about writing. These two, I think, are really, really good, of course, but mostly try to be well read in your genre so that you have a really good feel for the mechanics of it. Chances are good that you're already pretty darn well read, but pick up all the books that you always meant to read but never quite got around to. Be well read, generally, and this will contribute not only to your writing, but to your ability to discuss writing in a workshop setting.