Necessary books on writing

To continue our intriguing topic about useful books for writers, bloggers and just some inspirational must-reads, today is a collection of great books for people, who write in English and want to do better. To begin with, here only Top-5 of such useful necessary reads for authors, that cover everything from inspiration and hesitation to the techniques, tips, exercises, hacks and tricks. Love to write? This post is for you.

1. Becoming a writer

Dorothea Brande

This beautifully written book mustn’t be forgotten. Although, it was written decades ago, it remains evergreen and topical for everyone, who want to create, compose and create new worlds using just words and imagination.

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.”

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2. The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

Ralph Keyes

Fight all your fears that block your creative flow.

“Fear is felt by writers at every level. Anxiety accompanies the first word they put on paper and the last.”

3. Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within

Dennis Palumbo

Also a great help toward your dreams.

“With writers, it’s frequently the same. We all want faith to win out over doubt.”

4. The Elements of Style

William Strunk

The great reference book (a brilliant classic in the writing world!) for English writers in the constant search of the perfect phrases and sentences. There is always a room for  improvement, right?

5. What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter

The first really useful and handy book of exercises for future and current writers, based on the idea that you can train yourself to write well. A great idea, btw!

6. On Writing Well

William Zinsser

The classic writing guide about non-fiction and English language in total. Must-read!

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.

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