Guys, it’s here!
The sun, the sandal season, the swimming pools and ice cream sundaes. In other words, it’s SUMMER.
And guess what else is here?
That’s right, the Brilliant Writer Reading List for July! *loud cheering*
Okay, enough silliness 😉
For the month of July, I have a bevy of brilliant and brain-enhancing book recommendations for you that will inspire and teach you to be a more involved reader, more insightful writer, and more interesting conversationalist.
So without further ado, I give you: THE READING LIST
Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman
Ever wondered how those brilliant marketers and copywriters managed to make you part with your hard-earned dollars…and feel good while doing it? In Cashvertising, Eric Whitman goes over the strategies that great writers use to sell ideas and services and products to people who want/need them. This is a great read for all writers, and particularly those in the copywriting/marketing world.
How the World Sees You by Sally Hogshead
You know you are unique, but do you know how? In How the World Sees You, author Sally Hogshead shares her seven-part model based on decades of research to help you (and/or your company) find your place in the world, and the unique gift that only you can utilize to stand out in whatever niche you are in. Find out whether your perspective, experiences, and talents make give you the advantage of power, mystique, passion, or any of the 44 other types that Hogshead goes over in this book.
The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist by Andy Bannister
International apologist/speaker Andy Bannister shows readers how to examine their worldviews as he explains why certain philosophical arguments don’t work quite as well as some hope…and he does it hilariously. Even if you’re not fond of deep thinking (I know, that’s SO not you, you’re a Brilliant Writer, after all! …but I had to throw the caveat in there for those other people) The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist is a fantastic model of how to use humor to discuss contentious topics gracefully.
Dog Medicine by Julie Barton
If you’ve ever had a dog, or never had one but always wanted one, this book might strike you in the heart, as it did with me. Ever since I first read it years ago, the story of Dog Medicine has stayed with me, until I had to read it again. In this memoir, author Julie Barton reveals her struggle with severe depression, and how loving and being loved by a unique pup with health challenges of his own ended up saving her life.
Mind Map Mastery by Tony Buzan
Want to write but don’t know where to start? About to tackle a big project but it’s SO big, it feels overwhelming? Check out Mind Map Mastery by Tony Buzan, the inventor of the Mind Map. In this book, the author reveals what a mind map is (an artistic brainstorming/outlining method that taps into your intuitive mind as well as your rational/logical mind), how to create a true mind map, and what mind maps can do for you!
The Generosity Factor by Blanchard & Cathy
In this lesson-within-a-story, the founder of Chik Fil A and writer of the bestselling One Minute Manager share their most important life lesson about generosity and success. The Generosity Factor is written like a short novella, where a main character meets a successful mentor, who takes him under his wing and teaches him the REAL secret to becoming a wealthy person — in every sense of the word. It’s a quick, light, easy read with important lessons embedded within.
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