Books on Writing

I was reading through an old post on Donald Miller’s blog today, and came across a post where he gives a list of recommended reading for those who write. I’m a huge Miller fan, and thoroughly enjoyed many of  the books he’s written. As I read through the list, I thought I would share them with you, as well.

I also want to invite you to give your thoughts and share your opinions. Do you have any other books that you’d recommend? Any books that helped shape and form your opinion on writing? I would love to hear your suggestions.

The list:

The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
Plot and Structure, James Scott Bell
On Writing Well, William Zinsser
Notable Mentions:
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
Zen and the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury
The Writing Life, Annie DillardMind Over Matters, Michael J. Nelson
Walking on Water, Madeline L’Engle
The Mind of the Maker, Dororthy L. Sayers

So, what books have shaped your thinking on writing?

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