Writing is so often a solitary task. But we writers often need a hug from our writing friends, tips from experts, and a push from mentors who are a little ahead of us on the journey.

Find help, advice and knowledge from these experts in the field of writing:

For Writers

  • Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
  • Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces by Roy Peter Clark
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell
  • Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
  • Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell
  • On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts by Kroeker & Craig

For Readers

Ann will blog about the books she’s reading and recommends. Those books, and a few others she loves are listed here. To start off, here are her favorite books by her favorite people: her writer buddies.

Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging & the Orphan in Us All
Author: Lorilee Craker
Publisher: Tyndale House
Genre: Memoir

The Pug List: A Ridiculous Little Dog, a Family Who Lost Everything and How They All Found Their Way Home
Author: Alison Hodgson
Publisher: Zondervan (April 2016)
Genre: Memoir


A Cup of Dust: A Novel of the Dust Bowl

Author: Susie Finkbeiner
Publisher: Kregel
Genre: Historical Fiction

Maggie Bright
Author: Tracy Groot
Publisher: Tyndale
Genre: Historical Fiction (WWII)

Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope
Author: Sharon Garlough Brown
Publisher: IVP
Genre: Fiction (second in the Sensible Shoes series)

Playing Saint
Author: Zachary Bartels
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Suspense Fiction

On the Road to the Cross: Experience Easter with Those Who Were There
Author: Rob Burkhart
Publisher: Abingdon
Genre: Easter, Christian Living

Our Daily Bread for Kids: 365 Meaningful Moments with God
Authors: Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley
Publisher: Discovery House
Genre: Devotional, Children

Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life
Authors: Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez
Publisher: Kregel
Genre: Devotional/Christian Life


Faith on First: Thoughts On God, Nature and Sacrifice Bunts

Author: Charles Honey
Publisher: Freeze Frame
Genre: Columns/memoir

Dr. Carol’s Guide to Women’s Health: Take Charge of Your Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Author: Carol Peters-Tanksley, MD, DMin
Health & Fitness, Women’s Health


You’re the Cream in My Coffee: A Roaring Twenties Novel

Author: Jennifer Lamont Leo
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Genre: Historical Fiction

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