9 Essential Writing Books for Every Author

By Shehraj Singh

The War of Art

Talks about how you can use your creativity, and kick procrastination, to overcome obstacles in your writing journey.


Steal like an Artist

Everything is remixing, and this book is all about how to find inspiration from the world around you to create something new.


On Writing

A memoir meets a writing guide in this classic book by Stephen King that covers everything from his own personal journey as a writer to advice on the craft.


The Elements of Style

A must-have for anyone who wants to improve their writing, this book covers the basic principles of grammar, style, and composition.



A classic book on persuasion and how to use it ethically. Extremely helpful to understand your audience and how to convert them


Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott offers advice and encouragement on everything from getting started on a project to dealing with writer’s block in this helpful book.


The Art and Business of Online Writing

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about writing for the web, from SEO to social media.


The Well-Fed Writer

Learn how to make a living as a freelance writer with this helpful book that covers topics like finding clients, pricing your work, and marketing yourself.


Breakthrough Advertising

This classic book on copywriting can teach you how to craft effective ads, titles to improve your overall writing.


The Copywriter’s Handbook

A step-by-step guide to copywriting, this book covers everything from research to writing headlines.