The Artist’s Way
Author: Julia Cameron
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This writer’s classic is the perfect pick me up for discovering your inner artist. This book was the first to encourage creatives to write morning pages, three pages that are built to get rid of the stress of writing and get closer to writing what you intend. Although it reads like a self-help book, it is full of practical information that you might end up using for years to come.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (2002)
Author: Steven Pressfield
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Twitter: @SPressfield
Are you feeling unmotivated to write? Then there is a chance that you are in dire need of some tough love from Steven Pressfield in The War of Art. He identifies the many reasons that people procrastinate and offers reasons behind the behavior. In addition to helping the readers face themselves head on, he offers solutions to help them reach their goals.

 DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community (2016)
Author: Gabriela Pereira
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Website: DIYMFA
Twitter: @DIYMFA
Are you looking to gain the writing knowledge without spending the money on an MFA? This the book for you. Whether or not you have an educational background in writing, this is a book that is meant to be on the shelves of every writer. One of the best aspects of this book is that the author provides examples and guides you through the three steps to creating your own do it yourself MFA.

The Art of Work (2015)
Author: Jeff Goins
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This book is an a more holistic approach to finding your calling. Through inspiring personal essays, this book teaches you how to unleash your passions and create something bigger than yourself.

Feck Perfunction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life
Author: James Victore
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Twitter: @JamesVictore
This is one of the best books for getting out of a writer’s block. It is quite inspirational helps readers get away from the need to be perfect and just be themselves. James debunks many ideals that some writers abide by and his inspires readers to engage in work as “serious play”.

Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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Website: Elizabeth Gilbert
Instagram: elizabeth_gilbert_writer
Twitter: @GilbertLiz
This is an emotional guidebook for all of creatives. This book is geared towards building up your confidence to write what makes you happy and what is best for you. It is also great for re-reading for an inspiration boost.

Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media
Author: Brittany Hennessy
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Website: brittanyhennessey
Instagram: mrsbrittanyhennessey
Twitter: @2Legit2Britt
While The Artist’s Way is focused on solely writing, Influencer has a focus on creating content on social media. As a writer, it is important to know how to create an online presence and growing your audience. Brittany does a great job helping readers build an online presence from the ground up. She even goes into negotiating sponsorships and on what tools you need to be successful.

Steal Like an Artist
Author: Austin Kleon
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Website: austinkleon
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Twitter: @austinkleon
This book is all about finding your personal writing style through learning about the artist’s you admire. In writing, everything stems from inspiration and everything original is a unique mixture of experiences and inspiration. Steal Like an Artist teaches you to harness the power of writers that you would like to be like to turn your “copying” into something new. One of the key aspects that this book focuses on is not chasing after fame and to just be yourself. When you are true to yourself, the success will follow.

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