I am reading Stephen King’s book “On Writing” now and am enjoying it. He talks about some of the basics of what makes a good writer (build your toolbox, read 4-6 hours a day, know the fundamentals, write constantly, read Strunk & White, avoid -ly’s).
I have been trying to read all non-fiction lately and it has been tough. Stories are how people learn and books that aren’t stories are much slower. Without a plot to drive the reader through the book, the reader needs his own motivation.