Reviewing books for writers is something of an obsession for us here at Lexis Writing. There’s a whole universe of writing advice out there, some of it good, some of it bad, and most of it indifferent. We’ve made it our mission to sift through the base metal in search of gold: the books which really do offer inspiration and practical help to not only improve your writing, but to make the process more enjoyable.
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Come back often, because as we find ever more excellent books for writers, we’ll update this list. If you’ve got a favourite book which might be of benefit to other writers, please get in touch and let us know why you think we might like it, too.
The A-Z of Visual Ideas by John Ingledew
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Creative Mischief by Dave Trott
How to Have Great Ideas by John Ingledew
Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words by Ella Frances Sanders
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Elizabeth Knowles
On Writing by Stephen King
Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark