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5 Great Reads For The Aspiring Author

Great writers are great readers.

5 Great Reads For The Aspiring Author

Any aspiring writer has to be a very strong reader and it is important to read books that matter. Check out these fun and quick reads on writing and, hopefully, they will inspire you to write!

1. Mindy Kaling - "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?"

I picked this book on a whim and I am very glad that I did. This book is about Mindy Kaling's early life and how she got to were she is in now.

This book is particularly good for writers because it explores a place that not very many writers talk about, Hollywood. It provided some valuable insight of how she goes into acting and screenwriting, and how she was able to find success in her field.

2. Patti Smith - "Just Kids"

Even though I have only had this book for a few months, I have already read it twice. This story is about a young Patti Smith and her life in New York City in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in the famous Hotel Chelsea.

It showcases how she got her start and her very fascinating creative process. It's a really fascinating story and it's beautifully written.

3. Stephen King - "On Writing"

As a Writing Arts major, this book has popped up on a required reading list in a few of my classes. This book is great for any writer.

The first half is about King’s early life, and the second half is about craft and his writing process. It provides very important tips for any writer.

4. Various Authors - "Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living"

Worried about the future? Yeah, me too. Luckily this book has plenty of advice about how different types of writers make money in the field.

It is a collection of essays written by a number of published authors discussing their experiences in the field.

5. Austin Kleon - "Show Your Work"

Everyone wants to get their work out there, but many are not sure how to do so. This book has great advice on starting your own website, using social media to your advantage and some general tips to get your work out there.

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