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Three favorite books about writing

Books_dreamstimefree_Stanko Mravljakby Mary May Larmoyeux

Have you ever felt like you’ve “arrived” as a writer? I sure haven’t!

Even author Ernest Hemingway recognized that writing is a process. “We are all apprentices,” he said, “in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

Yes, good writers are life-long learners.  Today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite books about writing:

Write on Target: A Five-Phase Program for Nonfiction Writers by Dennis E. Hensley and Holly G. Miller. This very helpful book is one of the oldest books in my writing library. Chapters include Preparing for a Writing Career, Learning to Write Professionally, Finding your Niche …

Inspire! Writing from the Soul  by Linda C. Apple. This is a great how-to book about inspirational writing. In it Linda shares how to inject emotion, the five senses, and purpose into stories, articles …

Unleash the Writer Within by Cecil Murphey. This book is wonderful for any writer, especially one who is beginning the craft. Chapters include Honoring Your Voice, Your Inner Critic, “Why Do you Write?” and more.

What are some of your favorite books about the craft of writing?

Copyright © 2013 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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6 thoughts on “Three favorite books about writing”

  1. Some of my favorites include: 1) “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life” by Anne Lamott; (2) “On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction” by William Zinsser; and (3) “Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art” by Judith Barrington. I’ve got more favs, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you in one comment. 😉 Helpful post, Mary!


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