As part of my desire to help you find the best resources, this page is my “recommended books on writing” list.
Recommended books on writing:
I do have one caveat on Everybody Writes. There are some factual errors in it, such as where the author says the saying is, “If you think ___, you have another thing coming.” It’s actually “If you think ___, you have another think coming.” The saying is a play on words and not a mistake.
I admit to being biased regarding this book. It was written by a client who has become a friend of mine, and I edited it. That said, it is one of the best books I’ve seen for helping writers create systems to get and stay organized and productive.
Here’s another book on writing productivity. Chris Fox has an easygoing, conversational tone that instills a confidence in you that you can in fact do this.
Story structure and how-to
These recommended books on writing are about crafting stories. This is important for nonfiction as well as for fiction.
Recommended books on copywriting
Warning: Writing Killer Cover Copy was designed as website copy or an e-book. The author included links, which we all know can’t be clicked on in a print book (and I have the print version). Get the e-book. The content will help you write your cover copy.
Writing books that sell
If you’re not sure whether what you want to write has a market or will sell, check out these books.
Books about book marketing
If you’re interested in writing articles for magazines, you’ll love these.
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