Recommended Reading

Over the last few years I have read some truly invaluable books for aspiring authors so I thought I’d share recommended reading list with you. I would love to hear from you and add your suggestions. My must reads, mostly bought via Amazon are (in no particular order):-

From Pitch to Publication – Carole Blake, Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0333714350,  ISBN-13: 978-0333714355. Link to

12 Point Guide to Writing Romance  – Kate Walker, Aber Publishing, 3rd Revision Edition (30th October 2010) ISBN-10: 1842851284, ISBN-13: 978-1842851289. Link to

Wannabe a Writer?  – Jane Wenham-Jones, Accent Press Limited, ISBN-10: 1905170815, ISBN-13: 978-1905170814. Link to

Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard of? – Jane Wenham-Jones, Accent Press Limited, ISBN-10: 1906373973, ISBN-13: 978-1906373979

Love Writing;  How to Make Money Writing Romantic or Erotic Fiction – Sue Moorcroft, Accent Press Limited, ISBN-10: 190637399X, ISBN-13: 978-1906373993. Link to

The Writer’s ABC Checklist – Lorraine Mace & Maureen Vincent-Northam, Accent Press Limited, ISBN-10: 1907016198, ISBN-13: 978-1907016196. Link to

Writing Romantic Fiction – Daphne Clair & Robyn Donald, Writing Handbooks, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN-10: 0713648872, ISBN-13: 978-0713648874. Link to and

Writer’s Market UK & Ireland 2010; Make Money Writing – Caroline Taggart with foreword by Katie Fforde, David & Charles PLC, ISBN-10: 0715332856, ISBN-13: 978-0715332856. Link to

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook –  Donald Maass, Writer’s Digest Books. ISBN-10: 158297263X, ISBN-13: 978-1582972633. Link to


2 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. Chris Stovell says:

    Oh, you star! I see a familiar book there – thank you!

    You’ve probably got lots to be getting on with, but I found Donald Maass’s ‘Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook’ invaluable. Liz Fenwick recommended it to me.

    • nikkigoodmanwannabewriter says:

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your comment. I will take a look at your recommendation and add it to the page under ‘suggested by others.’

      Yes, your book is on there – and only well deserved ones sit on that shelf (the smallest in the world!) as my husband got so fed up with my old overflowing bookcase that he took it down and I have to put all my other books under my bed!

      Take care, Nikki.

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