Thursday, July 5, 2007

Books on Writing

Someone asked me recently what books I'd recommend that are about writing and the writing process. So here's my list -in no particular order- of favorites barring the ones about screenplays since I generally don't like screenplays.

01) Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King
02) On Writing by Stephen King (the latter half of it anyway)
03) The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
04) The Disheveled Dictionary by Karen Elizabeth Gordon (find the original version if you can)
05) The Transitive Vampire by Karen Elizabeth Gordon (again, locate the original version)
06) The New Well-Tempered Sentence by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
07) The Reader Over Your Shoulder by Robert Graves & Alan Hodge
08) The 29 Most Common Writing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them by Judy Delton

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