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Featured Image -- 8009Don’t miss any of these. King’s and White’s are top go-to’s on my shelf and I’ve just ordered Lammott’s Bird by Bird today. Happy reading and writing every day… ~Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

The Uncensored Writer

Last week I gave you a list of free resources you can use as a writer. Mostly resources that help you be a better writer, rather than resources with practical application (like a word processor). This week I’ve decided to combine the usefulness of last week’s post with the value of books.

Here are my top 3 books for writers:

On Writing – Stephen King

I don’t know of any book as good as Stephen King’s On Writing for the aspiring novelist. Honestly, I feel like this is the best book written on the subject. Stephen King is not only a phenomenal wordsmith, but he is also an amazing storyteller.

In, On Writing, Stephen King takes us on a journey through his life. Half the book is like a memoir, the other, is like a manual. In the first half, you get to see what circumstances and events led to…

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Comments on: "Top 3 Books For Writers" (27)

  1. Excellent list, Bette. I hadn’t heard of the Lammott book. It sounds like an interesting read. 🙂

  2. I’ve had Stephen King’s book on my shelf for ages. I really need to find the time to read it!

  3. Nisha Sharma said:

    Great post Bette ma’am! ♥

  4. I left a comment on the blogger’s post. I love all three of these books. And I must re-read Bird by Bird because I read it long before I ever started writing.

  5. Thanks for the recommendation Betty…hopping over… 🙂

  6. I’ve read ‘On Writing’ a few times and always find new nuggets/inspirations in it … I like the look of the other two as well. Many thanks for sharing! Hugs xxxx

    • Thanks for sharing, Annika. ❤ I'm right with you on King's :\"On Writing." Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style" has been with me for decades as a first-go-to when it comes to questions about writing and I'm sure looking forward to Lammott's "Bird by Bird," scheduled to arrive in my mailbox on Friday. Happy reading and writing, dear friend. xoxo

  7. Thanks for sharing, Bette. Anne Lammott actually lives in my area and she can occasionally be seen around town. I’ve never read her books, though, but I’m going to order Bird by Bird based on what I’ve read here. 🙂 xoxo

    • What a small, small world, Lauren. How exciting that you’ve got the author living nearby. 🙂 I can’t wait to read Bird by Bird. 🙂 Have a great week, my friend! xoxo

  8. Thank you for sharing this, Bette. I am checking into “On Writing” now. 🙂

  9. Wow! Great list! Dear Bette, i would like to ask you a question. I dared to write a non-fiction book about my country, I certainly had it edited by a professional editor and now working on illustrations to it. I don’t know how good or not my book is but I wanted to try to send some book proposals to different publishing houses. Do you thin it’s wisdom? Or the self-publishing is a better choice? I would appreciate any advice.

    • Why not try both! Send out some queries to publishers; meanwhile start your self-publishing journey too. Self-publishing is a daunting task, but one that can insure publication of your work. In any case, enjoy your journey or journeys, Ann! 🙂 xo

  10. useful
    should i ever
    become a writer 🙂

  11. Great book selection. All three are on my bookshelf. Must reads for any writer.

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