If you search “writing” on Amazon, you will discover approximately 4.25 trillion books dedicated to the subject of writing.
As one who has read many of these books, I can testify that MOST of these books are absolute DRIVEL. Seriously. They’re terrible and of NO help when it comes to actually trying to write a book. What’s funny is that if you do a Google search on these authors, you’ll find that many of them have only written books…about writing. That’s it. Nothing else.
That is ludicrous. I’d like to propose a new law that, if passed by Congress, would make it illegal to write a book about writing if all you’ve ever written is books about writing.
But there are a few books that stand out amongst all the drivel and detritus. There are a few gems amidst the coal. There are 5 books that EVERY writer should read.
See what those five books are here.