Which got me to thinking about why I consider some books must-haves. It boils down to books that do one of two things:
- Inspire me to write or inspire my writing. This actually can be a pretty broad definition which is why I’ve got Lynn Twist’s Soul of Money on one list even though it doesn’t have a single thing to do with writing. Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird has everything to do with writing.
- Show me how to make my writing life easier. These books may teach me something about business, or marketing or the writing process. Peter Bowerman’s books fall into that category, particularly these days his Well-Fed Self Publisher.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite book about writing and why? What inspires you? What helps you? Put it all in comments and let’s see if we get enough for a post.
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