Writing Tips from the King’s Speech and More (What I’m Reading This Week)

Reading List - Stack okf BooksI came across some really great articles this week and started a few new (and old) books. Here’s what I’m reading:

7 writing tips from the King’s Speech by Roy Peter Clark [Writing]
If you haven’t yet seen it, The King’s Speech is an excellent movie about finding your voice. In this article, the author applies a king’s struggle with a speech impediment to the challenge of an author finding his voice.

The Story of You by Chris Brogan [Marketing/Storytelling]
As per usual, Chris helps us figure out how to craft a message that is authentic, powerful, and relevant. If you’re a blogger, freelancer, or entrepreneur, this is a must-read.

My Basic Writing Philosophy by Po Bronson [Creativity]
In this brief essay, Po (author of What Should I Do With My Life?) share his personal philosophy and practice of writing. I always love hearing how writers actually do their craft.

Daily Habits of Famous People by Tucker Cummings [Productivity]
On Lifehack.org, Tucker shares many interesting (and some eccentric) habits of famous historical figures, including writers and leaders. This was my favorite article of the week.

As you can see from the photo, I’m working through an eclectic set of books, ranging in topics from prayer to innovation to writing.

Out of that particular stack, the book that has been a fun read is Crabgrass and Oak Trees, a collection of short stories about the church, compiled by a couple of friends.

Oh, and the most-read article this week was: “Twitter Tips for Beginners

If you missed it, check out last week’s reading list. And if you did miss it, I have to wonder: Are you subscribed to the blog yet? You can do so by RSS, daily email, or weekly newsletter. It’s pretty stinkin’ easy.

What are you reading lately?