Episode 49: #BooksForWriters

...in which Jess and KJ recommend many and sundry books to get you or the aspiring writer in your life excited about writing, some inspiring, some practical.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)


NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown


On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King

Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, Carolyn See

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers, Betsy Lerner

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing, Francis Flaherty

Between Me and You: Confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris

Thinking About Memoir, Abigail Thomas

A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

To Show and Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing, Richard Hugo

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Janet Burroway

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting , Robert McKee

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, Benjamin Percy

Refresh, Refresh: Stories, Benjamin Percy

The Lie that Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction, John Dufresne

Fiction First Aid, Raymond Obstfeld

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, John Truby

The Art of the Book Proposal: From Focused Idea to Finished Proposal , Eric Maisel

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published, Susan Rabiner & Alfred Fortunato

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams, Michael Pollan