Learning to write well is 1 part writing all the time, and 1 part knowing what is good writing. Reading good writers is one way to learn what you think is good writing, but it certainly doesn’t teach many of the underlying rules you should be following.
With that in mind, here is my wish list of books to help learn the craft of writing. Yes those are all Amazon affiliate links.
- The Little Red Writing Book
- On Writing by Stephen King
- The Writers Art
- The Artist’s Way
- Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
- On Writing Well
- Bird by Bird
That’s my list. Am I missing anything that you found helpful?