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Curated book recommendations for Brilliant Writers

It’s the scary month, October! And what with bug zapping and all the hoopla going on, I must admit I haven’t prioritized expanding my nonfiction mental library.

So we’re going to try something a little new this time. With National Novel Writing Month just around the corner, this month’s book list will feature fiction more heavily than nonfiction, as usual.

In this month’s recommendations:

  • A book that was a classic before it was even published
  • The true story of a prodigal son…and his prodigal mother
  • A slightly lesser-known work by, arguably, the greatest female author in history
  • And more

Let’s get started! …

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Curated book recommendations for Brilliant Writers

Looking for books to stretch your mind and tear at your heartstrings?

You’ve come to the right place!

This month’s book recommendations strike at both heart and mind, logic and emotion. If you read them thoughtfully, you’ll be a different person afterward.

Some of September’s selections include:

  • How the Great Creative People of History became masters of their crafts
  • A biography of a little-known man whose life story inspired the writing of a world-changing novel
  • The story of an unspeakable family tragedy and the grieving family’s even more mind-boggling reaction

Let’s get into the book recs!

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Mastery by Robert Greene

Mastery by Robert Greene

Robert Greene’s Mastery is no mere paperweight. This book is chock full of well-researched true story of historical and modern masters of their craft, and the principles that helped them to reach the pinnacle of their abilities. …

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Detailed Book Notes Summary

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The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

NOTE: Brilliant Writer Detailed Book Notes are NOT designed to replace reading the book itself. To get the most out of this book, buy and read the book in full.

That said, these book notes are meant to trigger your memory and refresh what you’ve learned. Because the best ideas only sink in after multiple encounters!

About The Talent Code

Does talent exist? More and more, research is showing that the answer is “usually, no.” Anyone, with the right kind of background, can be a “talented success.”

But what kind of background is the right kind of background?

In The Talent Code, author Daniel Coyle shares the lessons he’s learned from traveling to the world’s greatest “performance hotspots,” places that consistently train the highest-performing soccer players, musicians, tennis players, singers, etc. …


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