Best Books on Writing

Okay, today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme was “Scariest-Looking Book Covers,” and since I generally don’t purchase (or read) those, I thought I’d do my own thing today!

Therefore, I present to you some of my favorite books on writing:

writing books collage

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott | The ultimate book about the writing life!

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard | So much yes.

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg | Even if you don’t agree with her Zen teachings, you have much to learn from her methods: “Ten minutes.  Go.”  It’s gotten me through many writing slumps!

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller | How to not just write but live a great story.

Wild MindThunder and Lightning (and really anything writing-related) by Natalie Goldberg | More deliciousness.

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engel | Reflections on faith and art

4 thoughts on “Best Books on Writing

  1. I first read Writing Down the Bones many years ago, and it gave me a new perspective on writing. I even used the book in a writing class I taught. It was a good choice for students who came to class fearful of writing, thinking they weren’t “good enough.”

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