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Writers are most demanding readers ever. Don’t you think so?
Do you, just like me, end up critically evaluating the logical structure, metaphors and transitions of any document you read? I chuckle to myself every time I see that somebody repeats the same idea or uses complex structures only to reach the desired word count.
Yet, we all need good reading. It is a source of stamina for writers. To save your time, here we’ve collected the top 5 books for writers, which can make your writing flow and definitely deserve your attention.
List of Top 5 Books for Writers
So, after digging through the mountains of good and not really good resources, we recommend you the following best 5 books for writers:
- Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft combines a memoir of King’s life and a practical guide for writers. And it’s King after all (you know what I mean). Expressive language and lots of vivid examples can turn your views on writing upside down.
- Ann Lamott Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Lamott gives advice on all aspects of the writing process, including not only the technical side of the paperwork, but also the state of mind. How to become your own creativity engine? How to fight writer’s blocks? Search for the answers to these questions in this book.
- Lynne Truss Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a very detailed guide on punctuation. This book has separate chapters on different punctuation signs. Whenever you have any doubts as to proper punctuation, check out this book.
- William Strunk The Elements of Style was written in 1918 and can thus be regarded as a classic of writing guides. King recommends it in his book mentioned above. This book has elementary rules of usage and lists of frequently misspelled and misused words and can become your true friend in need.
- Theodore Cheney Getting the Words Right: 39 Ways to Improve Your Writing is another book which has pretty good chances to become a classic in the genre. Did you know that Hemingway rewrote one of his works 39 times to “get the words right”? The key secret to flawless writing is R-E-V-I-S-I-O-N. And this secret is generously shared in this book.
Are we missing anything from this list of the best books for writers? What are your favorite books? Please, share your opinion in the section below.