Tuesday, July 17, 2012

All Great Writers Do This!


To write well, one must also read well. 

Readers lead and leaders read. 

As busy as I am I find time to read everyday because it's just that important. I thought today I'd share some of what I'm reading lately that's been super good.

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
I'm into prayer - big time, as anybody who knows me knows! And just when you've thought you've heard it all on prayer...well, you haven't. And Mark Batterson is here to prove it. You need this book. You really, really need this book. Get it. Now.

Thin Places by Mary DeMuth
I'm a huge Mary DeMuth fan. I recommend anything she writes. This is her memoir and boy is it good. Makes me appreciate everything else she writes so much more! Thank you Jesus, for healing Mary DeMuth of all the stuff she's been through so she can write and change all the lives she's changing including mine!

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
Jeff Goins is such a nice guy, you just can't be jealous or mad at him for all his wild success. I love this guy. You know what I love about him most? He really helps people. He answers emails from people like me. Repeatedly. He had made the big time, but he is the real deal. And he cares. I'm a huge Jeff fan. 

Ernest Hemingway On Writing (compiled by Larry W. Phillips)
I love this book just to get the inside scoop on Hemingway's thoughts on being a writer. It's fascinating to get his insights. 

Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little by Christopher Johnson
Recommended to me by my friend Rich Tatum. He never steers you wrong on a book. This book is hard for me to digest as it's a challenge for me to write microstyle. Maybe that's why Rich suggested it! It's stretching me and I like to be stretched. 

I would recommend any of these books for your personal library. Enjoy!

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