Reading

The top 5 books I’d recommend are:

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (On Writing Well) by William Zinsser

A mixture of practical writing tips and a reminder of the things that really matter: like honesty, integrity, and your writing intention

How Not to Write: Simple Guidelines for the Grammatically Perplexed by Terence Denman

Simple, practical advice on how to write in Plain English

On Writing by Stephen King

Rip roaring read that takes you through King’s own writing journey as well as providing practical writing tips and advice.  Read this book and your fingers will start itching to write!

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Classic book that will help to free the writer within: write what matters, write what counts.

The Well-Fed Self-Publisher by Peter Bowerman

The first place to go if you’re thinking about self-publishing.  This book will talk you through not just how to do it, but how to turn that book into a living.  Jam packed with practical suggestions, tips, links, and resources.
The Well-Fed Self-Publisher


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