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Whether we are new to writing or a seasoned veteran, we could all use inspiration to spice up our writing life. Here at Stacey's Book Blog, we have compiled a list of our all-time favorite writing books, Whether you are looking for motivation, inspiration, or simply guidance to take your writing to the next level, look no further! Here are our top 12 books for writers, in no particular order:
While working for newspapers and magazines, I learned to work with editors. I learned what editors were looking for. I learned how to write compelling headlines and how to hook readers. I learned what topics were of interest to readers. I learned how to completely start an article over, even after thinking what I’d written was perfect. I learned to work with constructive criticism and when to defend my writing against over editing. I started to learn the sting of critical comments from random strangers. I learned that after publishing a cover story, there wasn’t time to sit back and take in the fact that my name was on the front page. Rather, it was time to get to work and begin researching and writing the next article. And I learned that when you place yourself in an environment that you love, when you thrust yourself into the world of writing and surround yourself with other professionals in the field, you are laying a foundation for your career. You are stacking the building blocks of your writing life.
Otherwise, how will anyone find your book? If our goal is to have a career in writing, you must treat your writing with respect and operate as the C.E.O. of your writing business. It is true, we are not really alone when we write. We work with a number of editors, publishers, beta readers, professional cover designers, and others. We are not in this alone. But it can often feel that way when we’re in the heart of writing our novel, tucked away in our home office hunched over the computer, pounding out words that create a story.
“Good writers define reality: bad ones merely restate it.”
“Van Gogh created art whether anyone cared or not. He didn’t need recognition or the applauding approval of an audience…he didn’t need anyone to recognize his greatness. All he needed were his canvases, brushes, and paint.” As a writer, all you need is a pen and paper, or a computer and a flash drive. Do you find yourself writing what you’re passionate about or what you think will sell? Do you seek approval from others or are you writing to tell a story or to dispense advice? Do you set small goals or do you have a habit of setting large goals and becoming frustrated when you don’t get there quick enough?
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