Good writers are readers; it’s a maxim for a reason. And that’s why reading books by experienced authors is important — even necessary — for the aspiring writer. But along with novels and biographies and memoirs, consider reading books about writing, in which authors pull back the curtain on the writing process and life as a person of words.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, these books are on my personal short list for writers. Here are 5 books to read this fall if you want to grow in the craft of writing:
Many of us will not be heading back to school in the fall, but there’s so much nostalgia involved with the conclusion of summer and the beginning of autumn that we thought it might be fun to dig in to some of literature’s classic tales.
"It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet," claims Amazon book reviewer Jennifer Buckendorff. Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His