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5 Must-Reads For Aspiring Writers In 2017

Are you an aspiring writer looking for tools of the trade, inspiration, and tips to help improve your craft? These 5 writers use their experiences to share the best tips for exploring your life to find the story you've been looking for. These books will have you submitting manuscripts in no time!

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A Story That Matters by Gina L. Carroll

Your story matters. No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big – the history of your family, your community, your legacy. But most people don’t know where to start in preserving those meaningful family stories for future generations. A Story that Matters is a guide to help writers hone their ability to connect to others through story, and leads them through the process of creating and preserving their personal story to leave behind as a legacy. Each chapter is broken down into three key areas: theme, editing, and a sample story. Every life has thousands of moments worth sharing, and Gina's beautifully written book will give you the confidence to write and publish your own.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott's humor and wit will leave you laughing while learning. In Bird by Bird you will find helpful writing tips, along with a dose of how she's handled life as an author.

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

Mason Currey meticulously researched and compiled the habits of famous writers and artists to bring you how they create in the hope it will inspire your own creation. From Andy Warhol to Jane Austen you will find their quirky rituals might help you with your own writers' block.

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins

To all who struggle with calling yourself a writer, Jeff's book will allow you the confidence to embrace the title and prove yourself worthy of it. From tips on how to get published in magazines to the importance of branding yourself, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) will move your career in the 'write' direction.

Common Mistakes Writers Make by Eva Marie Everson

Something as small as misplaced comma or confusing sentence structure can push readers away from your work. When you put in the time to write your masterpiece make sure to check in with Common Mistakes Writers Make before sending it to a publisher. Eva's book will leave you with a clean manuscript to be proud of.

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