4 Highly Recommended Writing Books I’m Reading at the Moment

Carla Tensuan

Carla Tensuan

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There’s a plethora of writing books available today. And with such diverse topics and writing styles, it can be overwhelming to sift through them all. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! Below are some of the writing books I’m currently reading. I hope they can improve your craft as much as mine!

Influence by Robert Cialdini

In this seminal book on persuasion, Cialdini explains why people say “yes” and how to apply these valuable insights to your business. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, the author makes the subject easy to understand. This title is a must-read if you write marketing and sales copy.

Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

This book is an insightful guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar content writing. One of the key takeaways of Everybody Writes is that writing is for more than just a talented few. We are all writers.

The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert Bly

This handbook is a helpful guide for everyone who writes copy. Bly reveals copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, emails, and websites that are clear, persuasive, and attention-grabbing.

The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker

More philosophical and intellectual than the three titles I’m reading, The Sense of Style rethinks usage guides. With examples of great (and gruesome) prose, Pinker shows how writing can be both a craft and a fascinating topic.

About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting creative copy, blog content, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.