@ My Writing Desk

YOUR WRITER’S BOOKSHELF (part 1)

MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS FOR WRITERS

 

A few weeks ago, I posted a question to a few of the writer groups I belong to on Facebook.

My motivational library is not as large as it was before we moved to Tennessee. (NOTE: Books are expensive to move so I opted to sell a majority of my library with the intent to rebuild it as needed.)

I am planning on starting my reading this week with Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Elizabeth Gilbert), but I now have a long list of suggestions. Some of these I still own and need to read, others I have read more than once, and still others I need to add to my library and read.

Here’s the list that was generated (in no particular order). How many have you read and/or do you own? Do you have other titles that should be included on this list?

On Writing (Steven King)

# Be More (Sandi Krakowski)

Commit (Linda Formichelli)

Crank It Out (C. S. Lakin)

The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)

Bird by Bird (Ann Lamont)

*The War of Art (Stephen Pressfield)

The Elements of Style (William Strunk Jr.)

Craft (Ursula K. LeGuin)

*You Are A Writer (Jeff Goins)

The Get Away Car (Ann Patchett)

Essentialism (Greg McKeown)

The Best Yes (Lysa Terkeurst)

Breaking Busy (Alli Worthington)

Tribe of Mentors (Tim Ferriss)

Plot and Structure (James Scott Bell)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)

The Power of Intention (Wayne Dyer)

Manifest Your Destiny (Wayne Dyer)

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Gary Keller)

*Real Artists Don’t Starve (Jeff Goins)

The Go-Giver (Bob Burg / John David Mann)

Disrupt You (Jay Samit)

2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything (Bob Beaudine)

On Writing Well (William Zinzer)

The Call of the Writer’s Craft (Tom Bird)

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (David King / Renni Browne)

The In Between (Jeff Goins)

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