Since the 1990’s, I have been journaling short stories and day-to-day events in my life. Not all of the stories in my life have been happy, but they have definitely taught me some valuable lessons. Over the past two years, I have sought out and read a variety of writing resource books to help me to ascertain how to “write from my heart” and to impart valuable insights and lessons that I have learned during the past 30+ years. I want to share the following books that I believe, as a writer, could be helpful to read in order for one to take the necessary steps to become a prolific writer.
1. The Book of Doing – Allison Arden
2. Query Letters That Rock – Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
3. The Power to Write – Caroline Joy Adams
4. Take Ten for Writers – Bonnie Neubauer
5. The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
6. For the Write Reason – Mary Beth Whalen
7. Life Writing – Fred D. White, PhD
8. The Right to Write – Julia Cameron
9. Unless It Moves the Human Heart – Roger Rosenblatt
10. The Renegade Writer – Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
11. How to Publish Your Own E-book – Nik Rawlinson
12. The Vein of Gold – Julia Cameron
13. Walking In This World – Julia Cameron
14. Writing From Within – Bernard Selling
15. You Should Write A Book – Regina Brooks and Brenda Lane Richardson
16. How to Blog A Book – Nina Amir
17. Living Legacies – Duane Elgin and Colleen LeDrew
18. On Writing Well – Willian Zinsser
19. The Elements of Style – William Strunk and E.B. White
20. Thinking Like Your Editor – Susan Rabinor and Alfred Fortunato
The above list is not conclusive but just my suggestions to get you started if you are serious about becoming a writer. Check out your local library and/or book stores for a more exhaustive list.
May the Lord bless you as you seek His will in what He would have you write.
Blessings on you and happy reading,