Mar 12, 2021

A Bunch of Books About Writing

Was going to try a #rainbowsixstack but instead here’s a bunch of books about writing.

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Passionate, Accurate Story by Carol Bly

What Editors Do by Peter Ginna

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing by Alice LaPlante

Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan

642 Things to Write About by San Francisco Writer’s Grotto

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White


Samantha Pollack

About Sam

Samantha Pollack writes creative copy (mostly emails) for feminist companies and/or thought leaders who are working to build a fairer, more connected culture. She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, a 6-week course that helps HSP business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work. 

She publishes frequent essays on feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and more on her website, She currently lives in Asheville, NC, and while she can *technically* work from anywhere, she prefers her adventures laptop-free.

Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.

Interested in working together?