Back in the late ’90s, I owned and managed one of the first websites to offer online workshops especially for writers.
Nearly every week, some publishing house would send me one of their latest books for writers hoping for a glowing review. I’ve read a lot of books about how to write and how to live the writing life.
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This collection of recommendations includes some of my favorite classics as well as impressive new additions that will help wordslingers of all types—from bloggers to content producers to budding novelists to poets—hone their skills.
Here’s a tip: Want to make sure your writing always looks great?Think about a really good speech by a politician or motivational speaker.While they’re talking, everything sounds great – it’s compelling, it makes sense, you’re nodding in agreement, you’re standing up to cheer.Writing newbs may find this book challenging, but it’s full of insight for those who already have a grasp on grammar and style and want to improve.Best for: Bloggers, content creators, indie authors Jeff Goins parlayed a love of writing into a successful career as an author, blogger, and speaker.And she does it all with her celebrated wit and self-deprecating humor.It’s like having a crazy writer aunt to commiserate with. Best for: Creative writers Natalie Goldberg’s approach to writing is simple—if you want to write truthfully and powerfully, you have to connect with yourself. If you aspire to build your platform and become a professional writer, it’s a great place to start.Best for: Creative writers There are plenty of books that share advice for dealing with writer angst, getting unstuck creatively, and living life as a wordsmith. If you’re ready to dig into the nuts and bolts of great writing and you want to truly improve at your craft, this book is a master class by a veteran editor, author, and teacher.Using Zen teachings, she encourages writers to follow their first thoughts and to trust their minds and bodies to lead them. I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Her voice is accessible, and sometimes vulnerable, and her inspirational and wildly creative methods have been helping writers find their voices for over thirty years.