A collection of recommended books
that includes some of my favorite classics as well as impressive new additions that will help to you write off all types — from bloggers to content producers to budding novelists to poets — hone their skills.
If you want to become a good writer then definitely you need to be a good reader as well, All good writers are good readers. In this article, we’re mainly focussing on books that would be helpful for bloggers, creative writers, and for content creators as well.
Books that help for Bloggers and Content Writers
If you want to get start your career with technical content writing or you want to host any personal blog then this list will definitely help to improve and move your skills to another level, those are —
- Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content — ANN HANDLEY
Millions of new blog posts and other pieces of content hit the internet every single day. If you have a web site or if you want to start a new blog if you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. then this book might help in your journey. this book contains some of the useful tips that should know for your marketing and writing career. this book is a must-have guide that shows content producers what it takes to stand out in a space where competition is fierce. With an accessible style, she takes on everything from how to write to grammar and usage to best practices.
This isn’t just a how-to-write guide, it’ll also help you uncover what to write.
2. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) — Jeff Goins
If you aspire to build your platform and become a professional writer, this book is a great place to start. Jeff Goins parlayed a love of writing into a successful career as an author, blogger, and speaker. If you have the drive to succeed as a writer, Goins provides the roadmap. You Are a Writer isn’t so much a book about the art of writing as it is about the business of getting your hard work noticed.
Books that help for Creative Writers
If you want to show up your creative skill with your writing skills, then you must read the following books to cope up your skills easily —
3. Stein On Writing — Sol Stein
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. There are plenty of books available in the market that share advice for dealing with writer angst, getting unstuck creatively, and living life as a wordsmith. Stein On Writing is not one of those books. this book will take you to a new experience to upgrade your skills.
4. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life — Anne Lamott
Sometimes As a writer, we take certain things too seriously. this allows readers a glimpse of human foibles, Anne Lamott takes some of the stings out of the things that cause writers grief, from perfectionism to insomnia. And she does it all with her celebrated wit and self-deprecating humor. It’s like having a crazy writer aunt to commiserate with. And you’ll learn a thing or two in the process.
5. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within — Natalie Goldberg
The author explains a simple approach to improve your writing skill — if you want to write truthfully and powerfully, you have to connect with yourself. Using Zen teachings, she encourages writers to follow their first thoughts and to trust their minds and bodies to lead them. 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.
6. Zen in the Art of Writing — Ray Bradbury
Zen in the Art of Writing, a collection of essays on the writing life, this book explains some qualities that every writer must have and as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing. this book explains practical tips on the art of writing from a master of the craft-everything from finding original ideas to developing your own voice and style.
Books that help for Fiction Writers
If you want to share your views in the form of fictitious stories then this list might help you —
7. The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience — Chuck Wendig
Chuck Wendig’s writing isn’t for the sensitive or easily offended — his no-holds-barred style is full of biting humor, social commentary, and profanity. But what his book delivers is a contemporary guide to becoming a better fiction writer that’s rendered in quick, easy-to-digest truth bombs.
8. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft — Stephen King
Any writer whose dream is of publishing a novel should add On Writing to their to-read (or to-reread) list. then definitely you should give a try for this book. this book explains enormously successful writer’s origin story, but it also teaches the craft of writing in a way that feels conversational and real, as though he’s a mentor sitting across the table from you, sipping coffee and giving you his best advice.
Books that help for All Writers
The above books are for specific people who want to write in a particular area or filed, i.e (Fictitious, Creative, Technical blogs). If you are a bibliophile and want to gain more knowledge about writing skills then these books will definitely give value to your time —
9. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century — Steven Pinker
Although Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style is a time-honored classic, its prescriptive approach to language isn’t for everyone. Enter Harvard professor Steven Pinker with a more contemporary take. His witty approach recognizes that language is fluid and that, while it’s good to know and follow the rules when it makes sense to, expressive writing often relies on bending them. 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.
10. Write Tight: Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power — William Brohaugh
Writers are encouraged to make their writing lean and precise. Which is great advice, but how do you do it? Brohaugh, a former Writer’s Digest editor, offers all the necessary how-tos in this book. He teaches writers to eliminate redundancy, recognize and squash empty modifiers, and remove other dead weight that slows writing down. Although it’s sometimes criticized for being a bit pedantic, Brohaugh’s guide gave me some striking Aha! moments when I first read it about a decade ago, which is why I heartily recommend it.
Culled from Writing Cooperative