I read pretty voraciously (this weekend while I was recovering from the flu I reread The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald, and Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, finished reading How to Write Like Chekhov, started reading Chekhov's short stories, started another Jan Karon novel, oh -- and Still Alice -- the novel by I forget who about a woman with early onset Alzheimer's). But I love how-to-write books and always seem to have a new one in my bookbag. I recently discovered Heather Sellers' Chapter After Chapter and have been carrying it around and quoting from it to people. Okay, so I'm a little obsessive.
Of all of these, Sellers and Fitzgerald are probably the best inspirations, with Petterson coming in there to make three.
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