Inspiration for Writers

Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for Writers book cover If you’re a writer, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of writer’s block. When you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than your local library!

Here are some books that you can borrow from JMRL when you’re looking for fresh ideas or motivation for your writing:

Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for Writers – With 101 stories from published writers who stuck with it and succeeded, you will be inspired and encouraged, whether you’re an aspiring author, a blogger, or a bestselling writer.

One Memory at a Time: Inspiration and Advice for Writing Your Family Story by D. G. Fulford – A companion volume to the best-selling “To Our Children’s Children” offers practical advice on how to write family and personal histories, teaching the fundamental principles and techniques of memoir writing and providing a wide variety of illustrative essays, anecdotes, stories, and other writing samples.

Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps by Laura Baskes Litwin – Divides the creative writing process into five steps, from inspiration to publishable story, and includes in-depth treatment of the horror fiction genre with writing prompts.

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer – Two accomplished children’s authors combine inspirational anecdotes and writing prompts with practical writing guidance on how to find ones voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions and overcome writer’s block.

Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life by Robert Benson – Inspiring insights on effective, artful writing from a beloved author, whose insights will resonate with writers, artists, musicians, craftspersons, and anyone drawn to creative pursuits.

Best Food Writing 2013 edited by Holly Hughes – Features essays, reviews, and articles selected from various food magazines and newsletters by such food writers as Katherine Wheelock, Gabrielle Hamilton, Kevin Pang, and Rowan Jacobsen.

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