4 Writing Books I’m Reading at the Moment

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There’s an abundance of writing books available today, covering a wide range of topics and writing styles. It can be quite overwhelming to sift through this vast selection. However, don’t let that deter you from exploring! It’s worth the effort to find the writing books that resonate with you. Allow me to share with you some writing books I’m currently engrossed in. These books have the potential to not only enhance your writing skills but also ignite your creativity. So, don’t hesitate to dive into the world of these incredible writing resources!

Writing Book #1: 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.

Writing Book #2: 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.

Writing Book #3: 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.

Writing Book #4: 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.

Expand your writing horizons

Exploring the world of writing through books is a never-ending journey. The four writing books discussed here offer unique perspectives and valuable insights into the craft. From honing our storytelling skills to mastering the art of editing, these books have the power to transform our writing abilities.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, consider adding these books to your reading list. Embrace the knowledge they offer, and let them inspire and guide you on your writing journey. Happy reading and happy writing!

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.