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Top 10 Best Books on Writing + Masterclass
Top Best Books on Writing + Masterclass
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Guys, to perfect your craft, you can’t just write. You have to also learn with the best.
Okay, you can just write.
But, in my opinion, it’s so beneficial if you LEARN how to write as well.
Not every tip out there is good, not everything will apply to you, but it can help to give you a lot of nice insights.
You know that I advocate for Masterclass because I find it very good. Even now, months after seeing Neil’s class, I still get myself thinking about things that I learned there. I see that I teach people things that I learned there.
Same with writing books. Before, I didn’t like to read it because I thought “I don’t do any of this stuff, so I might be doing it wrong”. But that was not the case. The case was that I was insecure. I thought that if I wasn’t doing things in that way, it might be wrong. But it wasn’t. It was just different.
Here is a list of the best books on writing. I got it from a tweet and I found it super helpful to do a compilation here.
1. The Famous: On Writing, by Stephen King
Liking him or not, King is one of the most famous author’s of our era. I love his books. He knows what he is doing because he’s read all over the world by millions. It doesn’t hurt to see what he has to say. So, here it’s a special edition of the book.
2. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel! by Jessica Brody
The title is super interesting, I would love to know more about this book and many people have already recommended it to me. It’s in my to be read list now!
3. Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig
The cover is cool, the title is even better, it’s a best-seller, and it helped A LOT of writers, what else do you need?
4. Character and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
This is the first line of the Amazon description: Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made
Very cool. Totally agree. Would totally give it a try.
5. Hooked: Writing Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One by Les Edgerton
All these books have one thing in common: their covers are AMAZING.
And this seems such a good premise.
Getting your readers hooked is the most important thing you can do.
6. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Here is what Amazon is saying:
Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'”
I loved this idea. It’s poetic. It’s cool. It’s cute. Bird by bird.
7. Zen in The Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury MUST have something to teach all of us, right?
8. Writing Down the Bones By Natalie Goldberg
Natalie offers solid advice about writing in this one. It looks good and, again, in my to be read list.
9. How to Become a Published Author by Mark Shaw
I like that the title goes directly to the point. It will teach from idea to publication. You will become a published author. And that is that.
10. The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
I read this one and it offers exercises, step by steps, and real techniques for you to understand a story. Really worth giving it a go.
Of course, I had to tell you about Masterclass. I’m an affiliate of this program for a reason. It is beautiful, poetical, and very, very deep. The authors go deeply on the themes. It is as beautiful as watching an art movie and still deeply instructional.
It REALLY changed the way I write!
To know more, click here. It’s an in-depth review of each class that I watched.
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