50 Great Books On Writing You Seriously Need To Check Out

“If you aren’t reading, then you are likely not a writer”

I believe honesty is what I owe you as a writer and also as a reader of this blog. And in the spirit of being honest, I’d like to tell you that writing and perfecting your skill in a vacuum won’t help you grow more thanyou’ve already grown.It takes thorough research and a zillion amount of information to steer you ahead in the right direction in any skill you find yourself learning at any point in time.
That said, it takes information, in-depth information to become good in the field you’re targeting. That’s why I compiled 50 epic books on writing to act as a rich resource  on writing. These huge resources can be of help to you as a writer.
So without wasting much time, these are the 50 books on writing that you must read at least this year and beyond.

  1. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King
  1. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life –  Anne Lamott
  1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing – Ernest Hemingway
  1. Writing Lessons Learned: A Book Of Inspiration For Writers –  Hope Wilbanks
  1. Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity – Ray Bradbury
  1. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Well – Laurie E. Rozakis
  1. The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
  1. Eats, Shoots  &  Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation– Lynne Truss
  1. How to Speak and Write Correctly –  Joseph Devlin
  1. The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
  1. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  1. Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True – Elizabeth Berg
  1. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within – Natalie Goldberg
  1. Pen on Fire – Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
  1. The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers – Christopher E. Vogler
  1. The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well – Paula LaRocque
  1. 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing – Gary Provost
  1. Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing – Cheryl B. Klein
  1. English Grammar For Dummies – Geraldine Woods
  1. The Right to Write: Invitation and Initiation into The Writing Life – Julia Cameron
  1. Write Good or Die – Scott Nicholson
  1. Write On! – Dan Mulvey
  1. Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Thompson Brande
  1. How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One – Stanley Eugene Fish
  1. Why I Write – George Orwell
  1. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose – Constance Hale
  1. Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life – Natalie Goldberg
  1. The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear –  Ralph Keyes
  1. Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, Second Edit– Judith Barrington
  1. More Writer’s First Aid: Getting the Writing Done – Kristi Holl
  1. The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way – Bill Bryson
  1. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within – Natalie Goldberg
  1. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer – Roy Peter Clark
  1. Write from Life – Meg Files
  1. The Little Red Writing Book –  Brandon Royal
  1. Keys to Great Writing –  Stephen Wilbers
  1. Manuscript Makeover – Elizabeth Lyon
  1. Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times – The New York Times
  1. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting– Syd Field
  1. How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling – James N. Frey

Fiction and Nonfiction Writing
These books covers topics on learning how to develop plots, characters development, how to write your short stories, names suggestion and development etc. I hope you find them informative enough when you finally get to read them.

These are the books –

  1. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction– William Knowlton Zi sser
  1. Stein On Writing – Sol Stein
  1. Writing Fiction for Dummies – Randy Ingermanson
  1. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers – Dave King, Renni Browne
  1. Plot And Structure – James Scott Bell
  1. Techniques of the Selling Writer – Dwight Swain
  1. The Writer’s Journey – Christopher Vogler
  1. Writing the Breakout Novel – Donald Maass
  1. Getting Into Character – Brandilyn Collins
  1. Story Engineering – Larry Brooks

That’s it all. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them.