25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

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How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One, Stanley Fish

Not every writer is a sentence nerd (some are better categorized as plot nerds or drama nerds or description nerds — you’re not escaping that nerd label), but if you are, and even more importantly, if you aren’t, you need this book. In his highly engaging way, Fish picks apart great sentences and marvels at their workings, and not only gives you the tools to do the same, but sets you up to create some great sentences of your own.