I know. There’s only 11 days left to shop.
But, you know what I always say … it’s never too late!
I don’t know a writer who doesn’t love books. They really are the fastest way to our hearts … that, and an all-expenses paid, month-long writing retreat in Maui.
The list could be infinite so, in the spirit of the season, most of my picks offer a little more spirit and a little less “how-to”.
I also thought it might be fun to do something different so, rather than the usual synopsis, I’ve picked a quote from each book that captures the tone of the book.
Quick note: the images are all links to the book on Goodreads, where you can learn more … or click through to buy it from your favorite online bookseller.
Andrew, Elizabeth J. Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir.
Andrews, Lynn V. Writing Spirit: Finding Your Creative Soul.
Aronie, Nancy Slonim. Writing from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice.
Baldwin, Christina. Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest.
Bennett, Hal Zina. Write From the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity.
Bradbury, Ray. Zen in the Art of Writing.
Cameron, Julia. The Complete Artist’s Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice.
Cameron, Julia. The Right to Write.
Conner, Janet. Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within.
Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within.
Herring, Laraine. Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice.
Jones, Catherine Ann. The Way of Story: The Craft & Soul of Writing.
King, Stephen. On Writing.
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.
Metcalf, Linda Trichter, Ph.D. and Tobin Simon, Ph.D. Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice.
Pipher, Mary. Writing to Change the World.
Schneider, Pat. How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice.
Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write.
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the quotes and the list … and maybe found a book or two that intrigues you.
If you have any recommendations to add or thoughts about any of these books, I’d also love to hear from you.