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Writing is not all about well...writing.

Writing is not all about well...writing.

Writing is more about reading.

There are numerous books out there which will help writers improve their craft.

Here's what Jeff Goins has to say about reading books on writing.

"The act of reading anything in & of itself will make you a better writer. Just make the most of your reading time."

"Becoming a better writer isn’t just about learning grammar and and syntax. It’s not just about practice, either. It’s about becoming a well-rounded communicator — someone who knows the rules & understands how to break them."

His list includes:

  • On Writing by Stephen King

  • Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle

  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

  • The AP Styleboook (for reference)

  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser

  • Eats, Shoots, & Leaves by Lynne Truss

  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

We would like to add some more to this list:

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Brown & Dave King

  • The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner


Which one is your favourite?

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