25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer


What It Is, Lynda Barry

You’ll never find a writing manual (or any book by anyone else) quite like Lynda Barry’s What It Is. Reading Barry is an ecstatic experience, and her unique blend of extravagant cartoon and collage serves this memoir-cum-creativity-manual perfectly. This isn’t a craft handbook, but rather an inspirational text: each page will stir something in you, ask you questions about the nature of art and memory and imagination, and you’ll be running to your own work in no time.