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10 Helpful Books to Alleviate Writer’s Block

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth

Don’t know if you can write a book? Stuck in the middle of writing the great American novel? Can’t find the right words for your love poem?

Looks like you’re suffering for writer’s block. Here are ten helpful books to alleviate your problems:

1. On Writing by Stephen King

2. Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott

3. Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb

4. Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You by Don Fry

5. Writing is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) by Theo Pauline Nestor

6. The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice by Laraine Herring

7. Story Genius by Lisa Cron

8. Help! for Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces by Roy Peter Clark

9. Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content by Mark Levy

10. The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain free Guide to Finishing your Novel or Memoir by Dinty W. Moore

You can find more under “writing” in our library catalog. Keep on writing!

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

Encourage your young child to scribble, draw and color. Practicing with pencils, crayons and markers helps develop the fine motor skills and muscle strength kids will need when it is time to start forming letters at school.

Here are some story books about writing and drawing to help introduce the activity:

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Duck’s Tale by Haarman van Straaten

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen

Write On, Carlos! by Stuart J. Murphy

Snap! by Hazel Hutchins