Books To Read On Writing

Books To Read On Writing

Writing is hard work! Suffice to say no writer was born knowing all the ins and out of the business. While Creativity and Imagination may come naturally, the Rules of Writing do not. Writing is something that takes lots of reading and lots of practice to become good at. These are all books that I have read over the years to improve my own writing. Some of them are on Grammar and Formatting, while others are on the Creative Aspects and Business Side of Publishing. All have been helpful in some way or another. Hopefully you will utilize this list and become a successful author.

Aspects of the Novel  by E.M. Forrester

                                         Shoptalk by  Phillip Roth

The Art of the Novel  by Milan Kundera

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Living By Fiction by Annie Dillard

             Street  Smart Writer by J Glatzer and D. Steven

Writing About Fiction by  William Kenney

Spunk and Bite (Modern Elements of Style) by  Arthur Plotnik

Poetry Repair Manual by Ted Kooser

  Writing Tools (Grammar)  by  Roy Peter Clark

Elements of Style by  Strunk and White

How I Write (Q&A)  by  Janet Evanovich

How To Get Happily Published by Judith Applebaum

On Writing (Biography and Techniques)   By Steven King

    On Writing  by Henry Miller

Anguished English (Language) by  Richard Lederer

Mother Tongue (Language) By Bill Bryson

Forest For The Trees  by  Betsy Learner

                     How To Suppress Women’s Writing by  Joanna Russ

Reading Like A Writer by  Francine Prose

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

78 Reasons Your Writing May Never Be Published

and 14 Reasons It Just Might  by Pat Walsh (Editor)

The Writer’s Market (Yearly Editions)

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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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