These 10 Books About Writing Will Help You Become A Better Writer
Are you a writer? You should be reading these books on writing then! If you need an extra push, a refresher course in grammar, or just simply more perspective when you write then the following books are perfect for you.
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1. On Writing by Stephen King
Who wouldn't get writing advice from the King of writing? You'll learn a lot about dedication thanks to Stephen King's memoir. Of course, it's written beautifully and you'll be inspired almost immediately.
2. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
William Zissner will help you write anything nonfiction. As the cover declares, this book has sold more than one million copies so you know it's a legitimate source for inspiration and guidance.
3. The Elements of Style
You probably remember this book from school but it's still a great source for writers. Brush up on grammar, spelling, and all the nitty-gritty details that go into writing. Put this book on your desk and you'll forever be in good hands. You'll be thanking E.B White in no time.
4. Write Naked!
If you've been hit with writer's block, try to Write Naked!. It'll give you a good laugh and inspire you to think outside of the box, step out of your own way, and get those words on paper.
5. Bird by Bird
I've written about this book before and I'm proud of it. As a writer, you've probably been a little too hard on yourself. Or you might be your harshest critic. Well with help from Bird by Bird you'll be motivated and inspired instead of down in the dumps. It's one of the best books for writers available on Amazon.
6. The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain In Gear
If you're having trouble sticking to a routine, this is the book for you. Repetition and routine is an important aspect of any writer's process and if you feel you don't have one that works for you, try reading The Writer's Process. The handy tool will give you advice on how to be stricter when it comes to sitting down to write.
7. Save The Cat!
Save the Cat! is another great tool for writers. Not only is the book filled with great resources there are a ton of exercises to get your writer's brain in shape. You can write your answers straight in the book or keep a document ready on your computer.
8. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)
If you've forgotten why you wanted to write, you need this book. Writing can be overwhelming and disappointing but you're a writer damnit, start acting like one!
9. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
If you're trying to write a screenplay, you'll need all the help you can get and this is the one that can guide your process. A step-by-step guide will help you keep your thoughts, characters, and plot in order!
10. Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius In You
Reach down deep with the help of Zen in the Art of Writing. You have great ideas in you and they deserve to be released! Let this book help you reach your full potential in life and in writing.
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