If you’re mired in a writing rut, read.
More specifically, to revive and refresh your creativity—and possibly recapture your passion for prose—it’s wise to read about writing.
Henneke from Enchanting Marketing has compiled a handy list of books about writing, which she has broken up into subsections. Her recommendations include:
Best books on writing
- “Made to Stick” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- “The Craft of Revision” by Donald Murray
- “On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction” by William Zinsser
- “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
Best books on copywriting
- “The Adweek Copywriting Handbook” by Joseph Sugarman
- “How to Write Sales Letters that Sell” by Drayton Bird
- “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug
Best books on creativity
- “The Tall Lady with the Iceberg” by Anne Miller
- “Picture This” By Lynda Barry
- “Accidental Genius” by Mark Levy
Best books on visual storytelling
- “Draw to Win” by Dan Roam
- “The Sketchnote Handbook” by Mike Rohde
- “The Creative License” by Danny Gregory
Henneke offers a cornucopia of rich reads to provide creative inspiration, motivation and a wallop of storytelling innovation. Peruse her entire list of books about writing here, and please add your recommendations in the comments.