Category Archives: Writers Read

#WritersRead: Five Favorite Poetry Collections by JoAnn Early Macken

Dear Writers, A few weeks ago, I blogged about How to Use Poetry to Transform Your Writing. But author and poet JoAnn Early Macken says it so much better in today’s post about her favorite poetry collections. Read the post, … Continue reading

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#WritersRead: The Five Books that Most Shaped My Writing by Nancy Levin

I’m thrilled to welcome Nancy Levin to the blog. She’s here to talk about the books that have shaped her writing—and it’s a delicious list! We’re also celebrating with her the release of her wonderful new book: Jump…and Your Life Will … Continue reading

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#WritersRead: Five books with Soul by Sarah Allen

I’m always curious about what writers read—so I started a blog series! In #WritersRead, authors share five books that have inspired or educated or nurtured them in some way. Today I’m delighted to welcome fellow blogger Sarah Allen to talk … Continue reading

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#WritersRead: Books That Nudge by Rochelle Melander

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. —Francis Bacon Although I devour mysteries and novels, I also like to have a nonfiction book around to nibble at. Here are a … Continue reading

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Writers Read: 5 Best Indie Fantasy Books by S.M. Boyce

I grew up on fantasy novels like L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Just a few weeks ago, I cozied up with Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (amazing!). This post … Continue reading

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Writers Read: The Books that Influenced Me by Lisa Rowe

I’m delighted to welcome Lisa Rowe to the blog. She’s a lawyer turned playwright who began crafting her first play in high school…but I’ll let her tell you that story. Read Rowe’s story, learn about the books that inspired her … Continue reading

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Writers Read: Raise Your Voice by Patrick S. Lafferty

Welcome, writers! In today’s edition of Writers Read, Patrick S. Lafferty writes about novels with strong voices. Speaking of strong voices—check out Lafferty’s novel Anno Domina. In the book, the newly elected governor of Arizona must decide whether or not to … Continue reading

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Writers Read: The Happy Writer—An Oxymoron? By Sylvie Kurtz

I’m delighted to welcome Sylvie Kurtz to the blog today. We met on Twitter (of course!), where she tweets great writing tips and tools. I recently learned that we share a passion for positive psychology. In today’s Writers Read post, … Continue reading

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Writers Read: Five Favorite Freelancing Books by Kelly James-Enger

I’m thrilled to welcome Kelly James-Enger to the blog to talk about her five favorite freelancing books. Earlier this year, I began doing more freelancing again and needed help. I turned to Kelly James-Enger’s new book and my new favorite … Continue reading

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Writers Read: The Stories that Don’t Make Sense by Jocelyn Koehler

Our Friday Writers Read posts give authors an opportunity to write about the books that inspire their work. Today, Jocelyn Koehler writes about the enigmatic and engaging world of fairy tales—contemplating how we make sense of the stories that don’t … Continue reading

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