In Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You, Ray Bradbury — acclaimed author, dystopian novelist, hater of symbolism — shares not only his wisdom and experience in writing, but also his contagious excitement for the craft. Blending practical how-to’s on everything from finding your voice to negotiating with editors with snippets and glimpses of the author’s own career, the book is at once a manual and a manifesto, imbued with equal parts insight and enthusiasm.
9 Essential Books on Reading and Writing... Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure. The Elements of Style (Illustrated), Bird by Bird, On Writing, Zen in the Art of Writing, The War of Art, Advice to Writers, How to Write a Sentence, Ernest Hemingway on Writing, How to Read a Book | Brain Pickings
"The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Forget the movies! The books are magical. Read "The Hobbit" first and then head straight on to The Trilogy. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them."