5. The Writer’s Guide
Many ages ago, I was in elementary school. And in elementary school, we had every so often a catalog we could order books from. Well, one year, and with an eye towards a career of writing, I ordered Sue Bennett’s The Writer’s Guide.
It’s a short book, but it covered every. Thing. News writing. Fiction writing. How to create characters, including how to create the best villains. It’s where I first heard about K.I.S.S. and where I had my first taste of how to go about doing a screenplay.
I think it’s still in a box somewhere in my parents’ garage. I’ll have to see if I can dig it up.