When you're a writer, you also find yourself doing a lot of speaking engagements, panels, workshops, conferences, classes, etc. Basically, if you hate public speaking this isn't the career you want--ha ha! But during these events, I often reference some of the books I've learned from and thought I'd share a few of my favorite go to books with you. Some I've talked about a lot like, The Creative Call, which was the book I credit with changing my mindset and got me published.
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There are others in my storefront that you can access as well in the link at the bottom of this post. The Paris Review interviews were recommended by my creative writing professor in college. I used a gift certificate to buy a set years ago and they are amazing. I can't recommend them enough. Here's a couple, but there are several volumes to pick from.
Another must read if you want to write was recommended as required reading by a lit professor I loved. In fact, I ended up doing an independent study with her after reading this one. I included another favorite of Sarton's in my store link at the bottom, but all her journals are amazing.
Some other books that have helped me include: biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies of writers, as well as craft books and books about the creative mindset and you can see all of my other recommendations (such as books on craft and the writing life) listed in my storefront here:
Hope this helps!
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.
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