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The Writing Bookshelf

bookshelf spectrum, revisited

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I’m getting ready to add a new page here at Brainstorms & Bylines. In the coming weeks, look for the Bookshelf page to appear. I plan to include some of my favorite books for writers, along with YOUR favorites as well.

Here are three of my top picks:

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott. A heartwarming, and realistic look at writing from the inside out. If you haven’t read this one already, pick it up at your library, or order a copy.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within ~ Natalie Goldberg. The fact that I originally bought a copy of this book in 1986 and it is still in print 25 years later says a lot about the staying power of the advice contained within its pages.

On Writing ~ Stephen King. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit Mr. King is definitely successful. As of this writing, he’s published more than 50 books (according to Amazon.com) and shares his experience here.

Now it’s your turn. What books do you turn to for writing advice? Which ones are the best of the best? Any book which might help a fellow writer find clarity, solve a plot problem, or build a bestseller is fair game for nomination.  Share your suggestions in the comments.


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