We crossed the halfway mark in the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Challenge! Woo hoo! To all who have been participating in the challenge this month — well done! It’s all downhill from here … 😉
I’ve been writing my series on 31 Days in the Life of a Christian Writer, and today’s prompt is: READ
To start us off, I saw this picture and thought of all of you:
The above quote is so true, isn’t it? I cannot overemphasize the importance of reading good, quality books as a means of improving and cultivating a strong writing life. I encourage you to read books from a variety of voices and genres — not just the same three or four authors you’ve been reading your whole life.
Read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, biography. Read books my Christian authors and non-Christian authors. Read YA books and children’s picture books. Read books about writing.
Here are some of my favorite books about writing (and a few on my wishlist as well!):
Ann Kroeker & Charity Singleton Craig
Vinita Hampton Wright
And psst … did you know that the Start-Up Guide for Online Christian Writers is on Amazon?
BOOKS ON MY WISHLIST
Here are some books about writing that I’ve heard wonderful things about but haven’t read yet:
Edited by A.L. Rogers
Which books about writing are at the top of your list? Share in the comments below!
Looking for more book recommendations for books not related to writing?
Here you go …
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