The Best Books on Writing


What are the best books on writing? In this video, Katie Schnack discusses her favorite books about the craft and art of writing. These books discuss the process of writing, character development, how to write fiction and non-fiction, using style and voice, and more. Katie’s work has been featured in Austin Lifestyle Magazine, Redbook Magazine,, and She is also excited to be contributing to the new Austin publication BE Mag, launching its first issue this November. Prior to moving to Austin, Katie worked as an associate producer for an NBC affiliate in South Florida.

Great Books for Writers, How to Write & Find Inspiration was published by Katie at WriteByNight

1. Anne Lamott Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Pantheon Books. 1994.

2. SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper (Three Rivers Press 2008)

3. Brenda Ueland If You Want to Write: a Book about Art, Independence and Spirit, first published in 1938

4. Julia B. Cameron The Artist’s Way (1992)

5. E. B. White & William Strunk The Elements of Style (1918)

6. William Zinsser On Writing Well

7. Jerome Stern Making Shapely Fiction

8. Janet Burroway Writing Fiction

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Content Marketing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Content Marketing: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Content marketing strategies are a hot topic these days. Some companies are good content marketers, some are bad, and some are just plain ugly.


  • Give it the same title as that of your blog post title.
  • All SEO Rules of writing an attractive title applies to video blogs as well
  • Keep your video title length short – at most 60-70 characters
  • Add at least a 100 word description for each of your videos
  • Leave a link to your blog post under the video description
  • Add no more than 10 short phrased and related tags
  • The Purpose of your video should be, to grab the attention of your visitors, eventually bringing them to your blog.
  • Always interlink your videos by adding anchor tags in youTube.
  • Always leave one question unanswered in your videos so that the viewer may be forced to search for it at your blog.

Read the full article by Carolyn Edgecomb