Below are craft books I own that I have not read or partially read. Kind of sad, and more than a little embarrassing. My goal this year is to read one of these each month, not necessarily in this order:
The Secrets of Story by Matt Bird
GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict by Debra Dixon
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Revising Your Novel by Janice Hardy
The Art of Perspective by Christopher Castellani
The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell
I want to post 20 in 2020. Hopefully, I can do a short post regarding what I’ve learned in each month’s craft book and then eight other posts throughout the year.
For my latest work-in-progress, It’s Raining Men, I want to have it beta-reader ready by March 1. I haven’t selected a next project, so I’ll have to do that by March 1, while my other works are in limbo.
In the realm of goals I can’t control, I hope to find an agent for The Color of Trauma this year.
I’ve got high hopes for 2020!