Best Books on The Writing Life

These books aren't how-to books about writing, but how to live as a writer; how to survive bad reviews, how to overcome paralyzing perfectionism, how to decide whether to go for quality or quantity when under pressure to pay the bills. The really hard stuff. These books will be your battle-seasoned mentors throughout your career.
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62 books · 48 voters · list created May 30th, 2012 by Lia Keyes (votes) .
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