Re: Favorite Books on Writing Home / Forums / List of Forums / Writers Coffee Shop / Favorite Books on Writing / Re: Favorite Books on Writing August 17, 2011 at 11:49 am #4639 xaenythParticipant Chaiaki – I was thinking about getting Story Engineering the other day. Let me know how it is. I’m still thinking about it. Jean – I’d love to come to your house for dinner. 😉 So how do you guys retain everything that you read? That’s like my biggest issue. I’ve read so many books on writing but I don’t retain nearly as much as I need.