There are loads of books about writing out on the market today. Go check out the reference section in your book store or search through your library. There is a book for almost every topic you need help with. Sorting through them may take some time, but I’ve found a few gems tucked in the shelves.
One of my favorite books is The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser. Reading this book totally changed the way I write poetry. It was like I found the missing piece of my writing in these pages. I’m not saying this just because he is from my home state, although it might have factored into the reason I picked up his book in the first place.
One of the first books I ever read about poetry, outside of school, was The Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. I recently received my own copy of this book through Paperback Swap. It’s been ages since I’ve read it, but I can’t wait to tuck back into the pages. There are exercises and writing prompts spread throughout the book.
What are some of your favorite books on writing?