From the list on knock-your-socks-off escapism and worldbuilding.
Who am I?
Not only do I love dystopian books, I write them, too! And since dystopia is all about a flawed future, it requires a lot of worldbuilding. I have a long history with worldbuilding, too. As a child, I spent a lot of time in the imaginary worlds I’d conjure up in my head. Plus, I’ve always been drawn to books with rich worldbuilding, from The Golden Compass as a child, to Harry Potter as a teenager, to The Hunger Games in my twenties. The ability to escape reality while curled up on the sofa has a magical quality to it that I’ll never outgrow, and I hope to offer the same experience to my own readers. Happy reading!
Jerri's book list on knock-your-socks-off escapism and worldbuilding
Discover why each book is one of Jerri's favorite books on knock-your-socks-off escapism and worldbuilding .
Why this book?
This, unlike my other picks, is a work of nonfiction. It’s a treatise on the craft of writing, actually, and one of my favorites.
I’m including it because if you’re a fan of reading books with strong elements of escapism and world-building, there’s a good chance that one day you will want to write books with strong elements of escapism and worldbuilding! And what better way than to learn from a master himself?
Not only does King offer general advice (like, don’t watch tv), he weaves a surprising amount of practical advice into this enjoyable read, too (stay away from adverbs and long paragraphs). If you think one day you’d like to write books, read this one!
Why should I read it?
15 authors picked On Writing as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the…
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