One way we, as writers, can improve our writing is to read and study great writing. Whether that’s a reference book on how to write better or a great novel or memoir that hooks us with great twists and turns that are so addictive that we forget to drink our morning coffee (OK, well, maybe not THAT addictive).
I want to build a list of books here that all writers can bookmark and thumb through at any time. So I officially challenge you to post 5 books that you think every writer should read in the comments section of this post.
Without further ado, here’s my list:
- Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
- Damn Fine Story – Chuck Wendig
- The Mind of Bill James: How a Complete Outsider Changed the Game of Baseball – Scott Gray
- Dave Barry Slept Here – Dave Barry
- Save the Cat – Blake Snyder
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Brian A. Klems is the editor of this blog, online editor of Writer’s Digest and author of the popular gift book Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters.