"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

What I'm Reading...And You Should Too!


As we bring a close to Women's History Month, I thought it might be a great time to share with you some awesome reads authored by or for women. Most writers are avid readers, and these titles will engage, enlighten and empower you in 2019.
Many of which will likely resonate with my male readers as well. Some have been referenced previously here at the site; while others have not.

In the spirit of reciprocity, feel free to offer up your own recommendations at the end of this post. Deal?


RECOMMENDED READS


HOW TO MAKE MONEY BY WRITING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
MARIECLAIRE COLLINS

I'm proud to say that I scored this gem at a bookstore for less than a buck. Of all the different avenues for earning a living as a writer, corporate communications is one of the most profitable. It is what helped to make the hugely popular author, Peter Bowerman, a "well-fed" writer. And this book explains why, and more importantly, how you too can get in on the action. Chapters include: the art of working at home, the question of fees, and the necessity of networking.

PRACTICAL GENIUS
GINA AMARO RUDAN

I was immediately intrigued by the title. And this book does not disappoint.
Solid lessons found on branding, building a business, the importance of identifying one's creative strengths and more.

 
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF FOR WOMEN
KRISTINE CARLSON
 
Anybody out there remember the hugely popular "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.? This one was written by his wife. I can't say enough good things about this book.
It's insightful, inspiring and full of wisdom for modern times. It's cheaper than a therapist and as intoxicating as a bottle of wine.



THE ULTIMATE FREELANCER'S GUIDEBOOK
YUWANDA BLACK

This "how-to" manual addresses an array of topics, resources and tools for today's writers. Everything from working with clients, to branding your business, to taxes, to having the proper mindset for success.
Be sure to read my expert tips on branding (as a contributing author).

SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH  
DAVID BACH

In today's tough economic times, becoming more financially literate can be the ticket to survival. This book goes beyond the basics like "saving for a rainy day" and "pay yourself first". It helps women to recognize how their values, perceptions, and habits influence their wealth, and what can be done to make the most of what they make.

CINEMATHERAPY (The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood)
 NANCY PESKE & BEVERLY WEST

Movies move me. So this book was fun and informative. It gives a whole new meaning to "chick flicks." Grab a cup of your favorite brew and discover must-see movies for every mood.
Got mayhem with men? Dealing with the blues from a bad hair day? Need to believe in the magic of love again? Well these female versions of Siskel and Ebert will point you to the perfect selection for whatever ails you. Slightly over 200 pages, you can read it a little at a time, or in its entirety.
Popcorn optional. :-)

IN THE SPIRIT
SUSAN L. TAYLOR

You'll love this guide to better living from a holistic approach, offered up by the Editor in Chief of Essence Magazine. Chapters include: living from within, the power of love, living your faith and choosing longevity.


Many of the above titles can be found and purchased online through Amazon.com or your local library. Happy reading!

Your turn.
What are you reading these days?  Thoughts on these listed?

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9 comments:

  1. Isto é um grande ponta especialmente para aqueles fresco para blogosfera.
    Simples mas muito precisos informação ...
    Aprecio sua partilha este. Uma leitura obrigatória artigo !

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  2. Sounds like a great lineup. Will have to check these books out soon. Thanks for the recommendations, Jen! :)

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    1. Hi Karen,
      I hope you do. We can compare notes. Much thanks.

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  3. Love it when I find a bargain book that speaks to me. You hit a goldmine. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. And I love it when you comment.
      Btw...one of my fave things to buy at the Dollar Store are books and movies.

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  4. Thanks Jennifer for sharing.It is an interesting collection recommended by a professional. I will spare some time to read a few of them. Indeed writers are avid readers. Of late I found myself being drawn to Autobiographies: Just completed the Autobiography of the famous South African comedian, Trevor Noah now living in America. He is a television presenter on Comedy Central. His Autobiography entitled , BORN A CRIME , is a comedy in itself and yet gives you a clear picture of what it was to be born and live in South Africa from around late 80s to the time Noah relocated to USA in 2012. It is a must read. For the educated , empowered and married woman wherever you are you will enjoy reading Cherie Blair's Autobiography entitled, SPEAKING FOR MYSELF. A lawyer who has always spoken for others now needs to talk for herself. She is a lawyer and the wife of the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. All in all it made me understand that the more things change, the more they stay the same especially concerning traditional roles like being a mother and a wife. Jane Nannono

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  5. Jane,
    Great to have you here. You have provided some interesting suggestions here. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks so much for taking the time out to weigh in, dear.

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