The following are the top 5 books you should read if you want to write and become a writer. If you think you have any other book to add to the list then please comment below and let us know so we can add it to our list.
1. ON WRITING by STEPHEN KING
One of the best books for those who want to become writers. As Stephen King one of the best-selling American author writes about his own experience as a writer and gives advice for aspiring writers in this book.
In his memoir, King writes about different phases he covered while becoming a writer. Moreover, in the second part of the book, he covers the dos and don’ts of writers by giving several examples of good and bad writing.
2. READING LIKE A WRITER by FRANCINE PROSE
As a student, you must have been told by your teachers and parents repeatedly that if you want to write better you have to read and read a lot. This is the main theme Francine discusses in her book Reading Like a Writer. By reading a variety of books one is exposed to different viewpoints, ideas, and perspectives of different authors.
The author tries beautifully to focus on different literary devices used in writing by dividing chapters on them such as sentences, paragraphs, narration, character and dialogue. She also recommends a list of different other books to further enhance different concepts she discussed in the book.
3. THE ART OF SPIRITUAL WRITING by VINITA HAMPTON WRIGHT
This book is one of the best recommendations for the newbies. In this short book of 161 pages, the author tries to describe how one can inspire others by writing from the heart. By using the art of spiritual writing to connect with their readers.
4. BIRD BY BIRD by ANNE LAMOTT
Anne has written this book in a very simple how-to guide style to teach story and novel writing to writers. She uses various examples and gives writers a lot of helpful tips which can be used to improve their own writing skills.
Also, in a very funny but real way, Anne Lamott tries to clear many misconceptions of people regarding taking publishing and writing as a full-time career.
5. WINNING THE STORY WARS by JONAH SACHS
This book is not only good for those who want to pursue their career in writing but also for those planning to go into the fields of business and marketing. As according to Sachs those who will write the best stories will “rule the future”.
He focuses on how one can differentiate and improve their story from the rest of all the stories out in the market. Which will eventually help them in getting their message noticed by the readers.