If you’ve ever tried to write even something as simple as a proposal for a job, you know that putting pen to paper and creating something cohesive and meaningful is by no means an easy feat.
Expressing yourself through the written word is a tough but incredibly rewarding experience.
More often than not, it’s when once you’ve finished the narrative that you’ve set to bring to life that you’ll realize how worthwhile it is!
Now, if you’re only starting out and hope to assert yourself as a writer, worry not, for some of the most well-known artisans of the writing trade have struggled in the beginning. Some of them even captured their early efforts as well as the secrets of the trade in a book!
In this article, we’ll present to you three books that will help you find your inner voice and, also, structure your written pieces according to the highest standards of the art of writing!
Without further ado, here they are:
On Writing – Stephen King
First published in the year 2000, Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft offers a detailed insight into the author’s personal view on what it means to be a writer, as well as his reflections on the art of writing itself.
Other than talking about his personal life, King also gives young writers valuable advice as to what to pay attention to when their literary pursuits are in question.
An excellent read for a novice storyteller!
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
While you, as a writer, won’t find many specific pieces of advice regarding the art of writing, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own offers a unique viewpoint when it comes to women in writing and the struggle to capture and describe topics that can be considered taboo.
This series of essays can particularly beneficial for a young female writer.
The Elements of Style – Strunk & White (first edition)
If you’re on the lookout for a book that gives you specific steps towards improving your writing, The Elements of Style would perhaps be the best overall pick.
First published way back in 1920, this detailed style guide highlights the main rules of concocting a story. What’s more, you’ll find some other useful information regarding the correct usage of words, as well as the words and phrases that tend to get misspelled a lot.
Also, it’d be important to mention that, ever since it was released, this book has had several revisions and reworks, so you might want to check out some of its later versions, too.
In conclusion, writing is a demanding art that requires a great deal of energy. We at Progressive Rising Phoenix strive to encourage young authors to realize their full creative potential. In order to make this happen, partnerships are being offered with authors based on recognizing the ownership of their work. If you’d like to come onboard with us, you can contact us now!