Six Books You Should Read if You Like to Write.

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  1. Rae says:

    Bird by Bird is incredible! My absolute favorite go to 🙂

    For poets, In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit is a wonderful resource!

    Mindful Rambles

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks for this! I'm in the (very early, aka brainstorming) processes of writing my first book, so this is super helpful!

  3. Kati Rose says:

    In every creative writing class I've taken both On Writing and Bird by Bird were practically requirements. For good reason two, they are both such wonderful books that taught me and others so much. Even being a seasoned writer now I continuously re-read them for inspiration and to further my work.

  4. Olivia Adams says:

    I'm definitely bookmarking these! Always on the search for good books for writers. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I just pinned this so I can refer back to it after this school semester. Thanks for the list!

  6. Rachel says:

    I've heard so much about the Anne Lamott book–now I MUST read. Headed to buy it now!

  7. The only one I've read is the Stephen King book. These look like great suggestions though! I guess I have a lot of reading to do!

  8. Oh, I love Anne Lamott! I swear, I bookmark every other page in her books, she is such truth teller and an amazing writer.

  9. Stein on Writing by Sol Stein and On Writing Well by William Zinsser are excellent!

  10. Thanks for this list! I've had Bird by Bird sitting on my desk since college, and I really just need to pick it up and enjoy it. I've heard so many wonderful things!

  11. Neat list! I should pick up a few of those titles. (=

  12. Claire says:

    Love this, will have to check out the books. I've never ever read a book about writing, which is strange actually now I think about it..!

  13. I've been wanting to read Nathan's book, but haven't picked it up yet.

    I LOVE Stephen King's book. I've read that one several times.

  14. So many good suggestions! Thank you! I finally got Bird by Bird this year for Christmas and am so excited to start it.

  15. Miss Angie says:

    Thank you for this! I need to check these out!

  16. I just found your blog! Honestly, I think its incredible! my favorite new read! 🙂 added your social media… hope we can get to know each other and I pinned this for future references! Nora

  17. Crystal says:

    I love Bird by Bird! It's my go-to writing book.

  18. Kim Matheson says:

    Awh. Bird by Bird is my favourite. For writing and life in general. That and Writing Down the Bones. It's a bit more Zen, but it's so lovely and inspiring and, again, really applies to so much in life. 🙂

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