Admittedly, I’m a relative newcomer to the field of fiction writing. Well, I spent a lot of my youth writing stories, in the Sword and Laser families of course, and recently found a trove of them. Horrible. Anyway, like I said, I’m relatively new to fiction writing and I wondered if the Foil & Phaser crew had books, blogs, etc. on writing that they endorsed? I can give you tons of examples for academic writing, my specialty, but I was hoping we could compile a list of resources for folks.
My contribution is a book called The First Five Pages (http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Five-Pages-Rejection/dp/068485743X). Some reviewers argue that it’s a bit simplistic; I’d argue that you should focus on the fundamentals. Anyway, what other writing resources do folks endorse/recommend?