What books should I read as a writer?
As writers, we owe a lot to other writers: they are the people who inspired us in the first place, and they are the ones who keep us writing. Author and writing coach Allison Fallon shares seven books she returns to when she’s stuck, needs perspective, or is looking for encouragement.
If you’re a writer (or want to be), your bookshelf might need these:
1. Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. John Steinbeck writing about his writing to his agent and editor.
2. The Artist’s Way. Julia Cameron teaches a regular habit of writing to unlock creativity. (Also author of A Right to Write)
5. Stein on Writing. Sol Stein answers your questions on writing technique.
6. Bird by Bird. Anne Lamott’s classic on writing and life.
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