Books every writer needs

Finishing a book means capturing the words that can change readers’ lives. To do that, you need to read books. In my 17 years coaching and editing, I’ve read so many books on writing, I probably could have 12 of my own written by now. But these are the best of all. Apply their advice and you too will sell well and win awards.

These also would make great prerequisites for my editing and coaching…just saying.


Have a book inside you? Bird by Bird will get it out. How to capture a vision, eliminate distractions, overcome obstacles and finish. 


The seminal work on establishing the creative habit, and an international bestseller, millions of readers have used this invaluable guide.


Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the Opposition we all must face, and outlines a battle plan to conquer it. 


By the beloved author of A Wrinkle In Time, Walking on Water makes you want to write. L’Engle says, “To try to talk about art and about Christianity is for me one and the same thing, and it means attempting to share the meaning of my life, what gives it, for me, its tragedy and its glory….”


Rilke’s timeless letters about writing, sensitive observation, and the complex workings of the heart and mind of writers. This inspiring, insightful book is one I read every year.


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