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Want to Become a Better Writer? Read These 10 Books

Myk Pono
Myk Pono
Mar 16, 2018 · 5 min read

“Full sentences are harder to write,” Bezos says. “They have verbs. The paragraphs have topic sentences. There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking.”

1. The Story by Robert Mckee

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The Story by Robert McKee

2. The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker

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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker

3. The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk

4. The Bedford Reader by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy

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The Bedford Reader by X.J. Kennedy

5. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by by Anne Lamott

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

6. The Storytelling Edge by Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow

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The Storytelling Edge

7. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

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Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

8. Deep Work by Cal Newport

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

9. The Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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The Flow

10. Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

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Peak Performance

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Myk Pono

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Myk Pono

Marketing & Product Growth — mykpono.com — @mykpono

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Myk Pono

Written by

Myk Pono

Marketing & Product Growth — mykpono.com — @mykpono

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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