I realized yesterday that I have certain books I rush to when I need a refresher on one of four things: worldbuilding, pacing, characterization, or voice.
Here's the list:
- Any HARRY POTTER, but especially 1
- THE HOBBIT
- HUNGER GAMES
- DA VINCI CODE - I know, I know. (Grisham's great at pacing, too. :P)
- Any of the above
- PRIDE & PREJUDICE
- A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY
- THE NOTEBOOK
What about you? What books do you run to, again and again, to teach (or inspire) the fundamentals of writing?