Reading

Books That Our Members Have Found Helpful

Chicago Manual of Style  The University of Chicago Press

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and EB White

The Story of English by Robert McCrum, William Cran and Robert MacNeil

The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused & Mispronounced Words

Le Mot Juste – A Dictionary of Classical & Foreign Words & Phrases

The Emotion Thesaurus – A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglist

A Broadcast News Manual of Style by R.H. MacDonald

The Word Museum – The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffrey Kacirk

The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Elements of Editing – A Modern Guide for Editors and Journalists by Arthur Plotnik

The Right to Write – An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron

Writing Down the Bones – Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Write Tight – How To Keep Your Prose Sharp, Focused and Concise by William Brohaugh

Write is a Verb – Sit Down. Start Writing. No Excuses.  by Bill O’Hanlon

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Eats, Shoots & Leaves – The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

English Grammar and Composition by John E. Warriner and Francis Griffith

Dos, Don’ts & Maybes of English Usage  by Theodore M. Bernstein

Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Writing Dialog by Tom Chiarella

Don’t Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden

Write Faster, Write Better by David A. Fryxell

Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

The Extroverted Writer: An Author’s Guide to Marketing and Building a Platform  by Amanda Luedeke

Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between by James Scott Bell

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ben polk
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 14:59:49

    Read “Bird By Bird” by Anne Lamotte. I believe you will want to add it to the reading list.

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  2. ben polk
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:03:38

    OOPS! Correction: Anne Lamott not Anne Lamotte. Sorry.

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    • WordWrites Guild
      Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:45:24

      Yes – this is a must-read, isn’t it? I don’t know how we neglected to add it to the list since I always suggest it, and her other work, to fellow writers. Thanks so much for your suggestion!

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  3. ben polk
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 09:22:05

    Glad to hear you’re a Lamott fan.

    Reply

  4. polk
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 00:54:03

    My niece, a writer and teacher, recommended On Writing Well, by William Zinsser. Said it was the bible on writing.

    Reply

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