Top Twenty-Five Books For Writers

I thought I would post the top twenty-five books, just to have them on record. Some I have heard of before, some entice me to read them, some look like I would rather read the encyclopedia than crack their pages, and others have never existed in my mind until this past weekend. All in all, I hope they will each play their part, proving beneficial. If looking for brief descriptions on the books, turn to Ms. Meryl K. Evans’ blog:

  1. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B.White
  2. On Writing by Stephen King
  3. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  4. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
  5. Chicago Manual of Style
  6. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  7. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  8. Reading like a Writer by Francine Prose
  9. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
  10. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
  11. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  12. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  13. Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande
  14. The Renegade Writer by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
  15. The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters that Rock by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
  16. 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor) by Gary Provost
  17. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams
  18. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
  19. Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
  20. Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell
  21. Between the Lines: The Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing by Jessica Page Morrell
  22. The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman
  23. The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
  24. The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law by Norm Goldstein
  25. The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street JournalGuide by William E. Blundell

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