A friend and I were discussing the late Blake Snyder's book Save the Cat during lunch this week, and she commented that she didn't think a lot of romance writers read books about writing.
I was surprised because it seems like someone’s always touting this book or that, and I have a shelf full of books about the craft of writing and how to stay motivated (some still TBR). But that's how I do things.
What about you? Do you read books about writing? If so, do you have a preference for craft books (e.g. Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell) or motivational books (e.g. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott)? Feel free to share your favorites.
Or do you prefer taking classes, or studying works by your favorite authors?
Or all of the above?
My inquiring mind wants to know. ;-)