For Aspiring Writers

Books on the Art of Writing #1

I had always thought, how can books really teach me writing? There are no rules, no set structure, nothing rigid, but that was a naive thought.  I have collected some fifty books on the art of writing. Okay, I haven’t read through them all yet, but every one of these books has offered my something so valuable that I feel like a much more experienced writer by just reading it!

The Art of War for Writers

The author

This is the second book on writing I have read by James Scott Bell, and I have already established him as a great writer on this topic. He writes in a very concise manner and delivers all the key points. The best thing is that he talks about topics that can’t just be found in any other book, this is really on of its kind.

What the book offers

This book does teach you valuable techniques and skills that are less obvious or at least, less common, for example, if you are a character-drive writer, spend 10% more time on the plot and vice versa, but the true quality of this book is providing inspiration. Many writers easily get distracted and lose motivation to keep on going, and this is certainly the thing to get you going again 🙂

Who should read this

If you’re looking for a book to help you structure, and fully explain key elements such as plot, character, description, dialogue, then do not buy this, but if you want to learn more about craft and perfection as a writer or simply want to be motivated, then don’t miss out!


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2 thoughts on “Books on the Art of Writing #1

  1. I’ve heard good things about James Scott Bell but I haven’t read anything by him yet. This might be a good place to start!

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