Books Every Writer Should Read

Re-blogged from kathytemean.wordpress.com – a great list, particularly for newer writers looking to improve their writing. ~ Flynn

Writing and Illustrating

This list was sent to me from Online Universities.com from an article, titled, “75 Books Every Writer Should Read.”  I have shared a few of the categories with you below:

Writing Basics

These books address things like structure, plot, descriptions and other basic elements of any story.

  1. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers: You can improve the quality of your writing by adding a mythical quality to them with advice and insight from this book.
  2. Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler: Whether you agree with the ideas in this book or not, you’ll find it a useful and informative read for writing.
  3. Word Painting: A Guide to Write More Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan: Get some pointers that will help you make your settings and characters come alive from this book.
  4. Simple & Direct by Jacques Barzun: Barzun says that his purpose in…

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