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Books to Help You Write Better

Five Books to Up Your Writing Game

Books to Help You Write Better

Writers are always looking for top tips to keep their craft sharp as can be. Our editorial team has gathered five books (both new and time-tested) for writers that are sure to light your creative fire. From honing your grammatical skills to discovering ways to let your creativity run rampant, these books will surely take your writing to new heights!

 1. How to Write Fast: Better Words Faster (Stone Tablet Singles Book 1)

by: Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver

Writing fast is a valued, enviable skill. Ever feel like it takes you forever to get words down on the page? You aren’t alone. Authors Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver get it. They want to show you that you can write better and faster with their tips on how to tap into your inner storyteller. With five simple hacks, Platt and Silver will have you on the track to bypassing slow writing and becoming speedy (while maintaining style) in no time.

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2. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

by: William Strunk Jr. and EB White

You probably know it, you probably love it. Anyone in high school English remembers using The Elements of Style to better understand the English language. While most authors probably know the ins and outs of such basics as pronouns and parentheses, it never hurts to take a refresher course to strengthen your writing skills. This updated, concise guide is helpful to have on hand for anyone who finds themselves writing regularly.s.  


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3. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

by: Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon’s book lists ten simple rules for how to stay true to yourself and your passions. With tips like getting outside and exploring the outdoors, his advice is both practical and easily executed. The ever-growing presence of technology and social media can undermine our creative spirits, so it’s no surprise that many writing guidebooks are focusing on how to best let creativity thrive.

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4. The Healthy Writer

by: Joanna Penn and Dr. Euan Lawson

It is essential for authors to be proactive in maintaining good health and creating healthy habits throughout their writing careers. Joanna Penn shares her own journey of coping and recovering from physical pain as a result of being a professional author. Writers commonly have issues with back pain, anxiety, depression, eye strain and more. Co-author Dr. Euan Lawson shares his insights into how to reduce pain and improve long-term health.

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5. 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter

by: Chris Fox

Isn’t it every author’s dream to maximize their writing capacities in a better, more time-efficient way? Well, Chris Fox knows how true this is and wants to guide you through typing 5,000 words an hour. By creating effective writing habits and utilizing software tools like voice dictation, you can get your writing into high gear.

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Now it’s time to get reading! Be sure to take notes, and don’t forget to tell us about the most helpful piece of advice you discover in our comments or on twitter @writtenwordm.

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