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Recommended Reading (To Better My Craft)?
It has been suggested to me more than once that in order to get better at writing, I need to read more books. Fair enough, it's a solid idea.
So I'd like to ask for suggestions on any "essential" books, be they instructional, fiction, and maybe even a movie or two.
I just want to emphasize that I'm asking for literature that can potentially improve my writing prowess, not just stories that happen to have good plots. Instead of recommending Ice and Fire (which I've read), I'd like more books that are objectively regarded as well-written and provide a good idea of the guidelines I should follow.
I would also like an extra recommendation on short stories or short story anthologies. One of my major faults is that I always conceive big, novel length ideas, which is why I rarely put them down into paper. I believe if I read more short stories, I could form an idea on how to come up with a concept that's both short but also properly fleshed-out.
And if possible, I'd like recommendations that are fairly recent. I won't turn away Mark Twain or anything, but I'd like to have a good idea of what's "in" this century.