Best Writing Books

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Looking for good writing books? This is my list of the best writing books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top Writing Books section below.

Further down the page, you’ll find more writing book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any writing book on this page is worth your time. Enjoy!

The Top Writing Books

Breakthrough Advertising
by Eugene Schwartz

The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
by Christopher Vogler

More Writing Book Recommendations

Bird by Bird
by Anne Lamott
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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The New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft
by Robert S. Boynton
Print | eBook

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