Wednesday, September 09, 2009

My Suggested Reading List for Writers

I've been asked a lot recently for a list of books on writing to read.

Here it is (for now:)

For Fiction Writers:
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Writing and Selling the Christian Novel by Penelope J. Stokes
The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them) by Jack M. Bickham
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maas

For All Writers:

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande
Christian Writer’s Market Guide by Sally Stuart
Writer's Digest Market Guide• Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Publicize Your Book by Jacqueline Deval
The Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer
A Christian Writer’s Manual of Style by Bob Hudson & Shelley Townsend
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
You Can Market Your Book by Carmen Leal
The Art of the Book Proposal by Eric Maisel
Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul by Susan Harrow
Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams: Insider Secrets to SKYROCKET Your Success
W. Terry Whalin

Book Proposals That Sell: 21 SECRETS TO SPEED YOUR SUCCESS
W. Terry Whalin; Paperback

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