They say to write the best you need to read the best. So if you wish to learn creative writing the very first thing you need to do is to read creative pieces first. Read the most available forms of creative writing like blogs, press releases, journals etc to enhance your writing skills. Now as will be training your brain with the creative form of writing, including a few books on your reading list which will aid you in the procedure. The article will discuss a few titles that will help you to enhance your writing and help your ideas find words.
Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ – This book of Stephen King is a memoir cum handbook for those who are trying their luck in writing. The author in the book pens down his journey to becoming a writer. The book also includes helpful tips for the amateur writers. King has also referred to some of his favorite read outs in this book. While gathering up some writing skills you will also be entertained owing to the witty tone of the book. Even Maureen O’Connell, CFO Scholastic recommends this book for creative writing.
Anne Lamott’s ‘Bird by Bird’ – Anne Lamott as we all know is famous for her writing skill and for any beginner in writing ‘Bird by Bird’ is an indispensable component of the reading list. In this book, the author shares her ideas and skills with the readers. The book was written in reference to her brother who found writing a composition on birds to be an insurmountable task. Her father remark on this was to take one bird at a time and this was how the book derives its title.
Annie Dillard’s ‘The Writing Life’ – Annie Dillard who is also the author of ‘Pilgrim at Tinker Creek’ writes about the difficulties faced by a writer. Unlike the earlier creation, this book delves into the hindrances that stand in the way of the writing. She says, it is quite difficult a task to create and then destroy and again re-write phrases to make get the desired writing.
William Zinsser’s On Writing Well – Another book that is a must in the series of your reading list is this one written by Zinsser’s. This book is solely for those writers who are into writing. This book deals with the writing style of every form including fiction, nonfiction, interviews, journals or travelogues. Even business writing is dealt in this book. No matter which trend of writing you are into Zinsser will have few tips for you.