Three MUST READ Books For Aspiring Online Writers

Reading is FUNdamental.

Joe Bee
3 min readSep 18, 2023

If you're into writing, reading should be your trusty sidekick, like Batman and Bill Cosby. Now, some writers out there might think, "Why should I bother with reading? People should read my stuff!" I hate to break it to you, but reading is like the secret sauce — it's a must.

Think of your mind as a well, and for it to be helpful, you've gotta fill it up. Ideally, it'd be filled with knowledge, but you're stuck if some mafia types decide to toss in the occasional lifeless body. Let the mob do their thing unless you fancy ending up as worm food in your well.

Now, there are plenty of great books to hone your writing craft, but let's dive into three hidden gems that'll tickle your fancy:

1. The Babysitter's Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey

Picture this: a work trip to the Jersey Shore to babysit for the Pike family. Sounds like a breeze. Wrong. Mary-Anne and Stacey find themselves in a showdown when Stacey crosses paths with a hunky lifeguard named Scott.

Stacey's head over heels, hovering around that lifeguard stand like a diabetic seagull. But Mary-Anne, the voice of reason, knows Scott's nothing but trouble — a hit-and-quit kinda guy.