To inspire, enlighten, empower, invigorate and excite you on your writing adventure for the Boroondara Literary Awards, our librarians selected these books:

  • How to be a writer: who smashes deadlines, crushes editors and lives in a solid gold hovercraft by John Birmingham
  • The creativity challenge: design, experiment, test, innovate, build, create, inspire, and unleash your genius by Tanner Christensen
  • Breakthrough! 100 proven strategies to spark your imagination by Alex Cornell
  • Use your words: a myth-busting, no-fear approach to writing by Catherine Deveny
  • A word a day: a romp through some of the most unusual and intriguing words in English by Anu Garg
  • Big magic: creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Writing down the bones: freeing the writer within by Natalie Goldberg
  • How to think like an artist … and lead a more creative, productive life by Will Gompertz
  • On being stuck: tapping into the creative power of writer's block by Laraine Herring
  • Poems that make grown women cry: 100 women on the words that move them by Anthony and Ben Holden
  • Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative by Austin Kleon
  • Conscious writing: discover your true voice through mindfulness and more by Julia McCutchen
  • Reacher said nothing: Lee Child and the making of Make Me by Andy Martin
  • Art of language invention: from Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the words behind world-building by David J. Peterson
  • Lost in translation: an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world by Ella Frances Sanders
  • A cure for the common word: remedy your tired vocabulary with 3000+ vibrant alternatives to the most overused words by K. D. Sullivan
  • Let the elephants run: unlock your creativity and change everything by David Usher
  • How to sound really clever: 600 words you need to know by Hubert van den Berg
  • Courage to be creative: how to believe in yourself, your dreams and ideas, and your creative career path by Doreen Virtue
  • The kick ass writer: 1001 ways to write great fiction, get published and earn your audience by Chuck Wendig
  • The nearest thing to life by James Wood.

For more information, contact our Literary Awards Coordinator on 9278 4036 or email [email protected]. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

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