Jen Louden’s Five Essential Books for Writing
Considering writing a book? It can be a long and difficult path. (I know. See why I almost gave up on writing The Coaching Habit.) However, my friend, Jen Louden, knows a thing or two about writing. Jen is the author of numerous books on well-being and whole living, including her most recent The Life Organizer. Jen has spoken around the world on self-care, written a national magazine column and even sat on Oprah’s couch, talking about the power of retreats. I’m thrilled that she is sharing her essential books for writing. Take it away, Jen.
Book 1: The Writer’s Portable Mentor
By Priscilla Long
Priscilla illuminates the craft of writing — short nonfiction in particular — with a specificity and impact that will supercharge your writing.
By Jack Hart
Great for beginners and pros alike who want to write narrative nonfiction. Especially value the chapter on structure.
No other book analyzes fiction like this one. Absolutely brilliant.
By Laraine Herring
If you want to write with more ease and joy, please read this. Genius.
By Jessica Abel
If podcasting appeals or you have a hard time discovering what your stories are about, you need this graphic how-to. And Jessica’s podcast is great too.
Meet Jen Louden
Jennifer Louden is a personal-growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s also the author of six more books on well-being and whole living, including The Life Organizer, that have inspired more than a million women in nine languages. Jen Louden has created thriving online communities, led hundreds of retreats and online courses, and spoken around the globe, all in service of helping creative women thrive and get their work out into the world. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all.