25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

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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┬áis 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.