Books for Writers (and Readers too)
I’m often asked what I would recommend, so this is the beginning of a possibly infinite list. Never too obvious to add the old advice: read, read, read. Thanks to all who made suggestions here. If you have a favourite book I’ve missed out, do please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
Teach Yourself has a fabulous creative writing community blogsite called The Future Bookshelf. Worth paying them a visit!
Becoming a Better Writer
The Writing Life: authors speak British Library audio
Either on a local or regional level (e.g New Writing North) these are extremely helpful with advice, support and company! Find out what’s available in your area,
Books About Books
Outside of a Dog: a bibliomemoir Rick Gekoski
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: a memoir, a history Lewis Buzbee
The Child That Books Built Francis Spufford
Read William Goldman on screenwriting, Diana Athill on editing (and her life)
Read fairy stories, and above all, and once again, read read read.