Writers generally become writers because they are readers first. Actually, they are readers first, last, and always.
Most writers I know have a shelf (or several shelves) full of books. Some of them are for reading pleasure; some are for inspiration; others are designed to help the writer hone the craft of writing.
Writing is a discipline as much as an art. And like other disciplines, it can be taught.
Two books that you will find on many writer’ shelves are William Zinsser’s On Writing Well and Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. They are considered foundational by much of the writing community. Another favorite of many is Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird.
There are a host of others, but this will give you a start on building your own writing library.
When you have hit a wall or a blank spot in your writing, reading about writing may just give you the jump start you need to get rolling again.
Do you have a favorite writing author?