I was reorganizing some of my stuff and found a book I bought a few years ago that I had never really gotten to reading. It's The Call of the Writer's Craft by Tom Bird. I read the first few chapters last night and thought that a lot of his points, while valid, were a little ambiguous and more of a feel-good, morale boost. I mean, it seems to be directed at people who experience writing paralysis before they even start writing--which, I presume is a fair amount of people. He does have a few valid points, such as waking up early in the morning to write. I forgot why I had initially bought the book until I scanned through the end; he does have a lot about dealing with publishing and agents. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about finding a cookie-cutter "method" and being constrained to it. I do like to learn what works and what does not work--picking and choosing based on principle. One question I have is: are there any other books you recommend about writer's craft, namely fiction-writing and publishing? Thanks.