Summer Reading for Writers


You can start or add to your private library of writing books. These are great choices. I’ve purchased many books through Writer’s Digest Books over the years and find them a great resource.  Here are four great summer reads from Writer’s Digest Books:


Write Like the Masters: Emulating the Best of Hemingway, Faulkner, Salinger, and Others, by William Cane. This book analyzes the writing styles of 21 great novelists and then provides practical advice on how to imitate to help writers improve their own writing style.


102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less, by I.J. Schecter. Schecter is one of my personal favorite freelancers, and he’s always a wealth of freelancing information that writers can put into use immediately.


Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show & When to Tell for Powerful and Balanced Writing, by Laurie Alberts. Maybe one of the most difficult tightropes to walk in fiction and narrative nonfiction is balancing between telling readers what happened and showing them.


Writing & Selling Your Memoir, by Paula Balzer. Do you have an amazing story to tell? If so, your first step is to write it. Then, you need to sell the manuscript. Balzer explains how to do both.

Author: diannegsagan

Dianne G. Sagan has written over 25 books and more than 300 articles in her 20 years as a ghostwriter and published her own work traditionally and indie. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She's an experienced speaker at writers' conferences in the region and an experienced facilitator for writers classes and workshops.

3 thoughts on “Summer Reading for Writers

  1. Thanks, Dianne, for taking the time to share with us! Hope your day is blessed!

  2. My family always say that I am killing my time here at web, however I know I am getting know-how every day by
    reading such pleasant posts.

    • Thanks for leaving a comment, Lucy. I hope you will come back again. I try to give my readers some value for their time by giving writers applicable information and readers a new book to read or a new author to discover. In addition, I hope to bring a little joy into people’s lives. Have a great day.


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