Received our ISBNs today! And they are lovely little devils.
Now I’m going to open a topic for you all, because I’m outlining the Workbooks to go with THE ART & CRAFT OF FICTION, and I’m going to use a lot of examples of character development and plotting from real books.
So tell me your favorites!
I love old stuff and read it constantly, because it was well-edited, which means the writing is almost always a joy and a delight to read or—at the very least—not ridden with cliches. But if you know of current stuff I should also be reading, please, by all means, point it out.
What’s out there that you’d love to see explicated for a workbook? What stories first made you want to be a writer? What writers do you go back to, again and again, for inspiration?