By: Sherlynn Rocha
Writing is a complicated process. Whether you’re looking to be a scriptwriter or write your own novel, there are massive obstacles you need to learn to overcome. Books are a big part of learning and gathering information that can benefit you with skills you will need. A writer often develops their voice through other writers, or by being open to opportunities. Whatever the reason, these books let you discover and decide what is relevant in being a successful writer.
1. On Writing by Stephan King
This book contains both the mechanics of writing and a memoir of an extraordinary horror writer. King follows intuition rather than formula within his books and which creates a great storyteller. King has so many readers that it’s hard not to follow his simple advice. Advice of continuing writing even though it may be rough and not quitting.
2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
This book gives advice, perspective and reality of the writing world, which is not so glamorous. Lamont gives you advice for confidence and emotional clarity, that any writer may go through.
3. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
This book is for the creative minds. When you are in need of discipline, this book can help you through it. Pressfield’s advice suggests that writing is not the hard part but the sitting down to write it is. If you are looking for positive influence consider this book.
4. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
No matter what time of writing you’d like to do,this book is filled with warmth and great advice. With a touch of humor this book has proven to solve mistakes and climate clutter.
5. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Writing is a zen practice and that is backed up from the study of the mind, Goldberg brings the two together. If you need to get back to the fundamentals along with some inspiration this book is highly recommended.
6. Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Bell tells all when it comes to understanding the plot. If you are looking for memorable characters or fundamental building blocks this book is for you.
7. Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale
Polish your grammar with Sin & Syntax by having examples of good writing. Hale is all about timing down and making a better sentence.Creativity is the key message of this book.
8. Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan
McClanahan held us learn to describe with words by senses and observation. This book offers a lot of techniques and examples for those willing to learn.
9. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Dillard highlights the stages of writing and will keep you captivated throughout the entire read.
10. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
This book will give you a reason to love punctuation. There is never a dull moment with this book – it is informative and exciting.
Writing is a whole lot better when you can have our work develop and loved by many. The goals to better writing can always be found in a book.
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