Ninja Writer Book Club: 3/10/17

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Here are some books that Ninja Writers are reading this week. Take a look, add some books to your TBR list. Next Tuesday, come on over to our Facebook group and let us know what you’re reading.

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My contribution to this list is Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. I read it on the plane to and from Nashville last week. It’s a clever, high-octane story, really well written. One thing that was really interesting to me is that the main character, Miriam Black, has Chuck Wendig’s voice. His odd way of cursing. His funny way of looking at the world. She’s Chuck Wendig, if Chuck Wendig was a 22-year-old psychic girl. Anyway, I really loved the book and will definitely read forward in the series.

I was sad to see that the sticker on the front of the book promising a television series to come isn’t true.

I’m also rereading the novella “The Body” out of Stephen King’s book Different Seasons. I forgot how good that story is! As a writer, my favorite part is something that I missed when I read the story the first time years and years ago. There’s a short story embedded in the novella that the main character (who is basically Stephen King) tears apart. It’s fascinating. It’s like King critiquing himself.

I’m still making my slow way through Lisa Cron’s Story Genius. I’m really enjoying doing the exercises. I’m thinking about starting up a thing where everyone in the 1000 Day MFA reads a craft book together every month and works on the exercises (if they want to.) What do you think?

Non-Fiction

Children

Classics + Literary

Historical

Humor

Mystery + Thriller

Short Stories

Speculative

YA

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