This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/By blurring the lines between avid reading and productive writing, you’ll make the transition far easier. A great first step for pursuing the craft of writing is to study up — pick up a book and read about it. Of course, you’re not limited to just books. There are countless blogs on the topic (like this one), and monthly subscriptions to periodicals such as “Writer’s Digest” and “The Writer” provide gads of great advice as well as a regular reminder that you need to get to work! But, I’d like to focus on some of the wonderful books that are out there — books that provide motivation, teach you the fundamentals, discuss rookie mistakes and spare no details on the brutality accompanying any attempt to get published.