Today, I'm sharing with you two of my favorite books about the craft of writing.
Bird by Bird inspired me to start writing again. During college, I wearied of writing after so many English assignments which was my major. I dabbled off and on but mostly, I didn't do it. I struggled with the process. Anne Lamott's honesty about her own struggles made me realize I wasn't very different in my battle to put pen to paper.
“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”
Bird by Bird
On Writing Well was a required reading for a college writing class. The main emphasis of this book is nonfiction writing. What struck me most about this book was the discovery that a textbook could be written in a way that was actually enjoyable to read!
“But the secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components…
clear thinking becomes clear writing.”
On Writing Well
"The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give
you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.""
Exodus 24:12 NIV Bible
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