If you’re a writer of blogs or books or even social media posts, you may also be a reader of writing books.
Here are three favorite books on writing I’ve read this year.
This is Week 3 of Nonfiction November. The topic is Be/Ask/Become the Expert, linking up with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project.
1. Charitable Writing
Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words
by Richard Hughes Gibson
This book isn’t necessarily about HOW to write, but about WHY you write.
It presents writing as a spiritual discipline for you and as a blessing for those you write for.
2. Murder Your Darlings
And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser
by Roy Peter Clark
This is a vast collection from the best of 50 of the best books on writing. Not only does this book contain great writing advice, but you’ll end up with even more books about writing to add to your to-read list.
Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
by Matthew Dicks
Technically this isn’t a writing book at all. Rather it’s a book about oral storytelling. But isn’t writing also about telling stories? This is a fabulous and motivating book not only about sharing your life stories, but also about collecting and keeping track of them in the first place.
Do you read books about writing too? Share in the comments.
READ MORE ABOUT READING:
- 3 Reasons You Don’t Read Nonfiction and Why You Should Anyway
- Do You Feel Guilty When You Read?
- 7 New Books to Make You a Better Person
- What Is a Normal Reaction to Being Falsely Accused?
- My Antidote for Uncertainty