Books On Writing
Books on Writing for writer's...
The Reference Library strives to bring all writers,
novice or published, the information and reference materials needed
to perfect their craft.
Essential Books For Writers
Recommended Books For Beginners
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, Roger Angell (Hardcover)
Strunk & White is a guidebook for clear, concise, and more effective writing.
It is a timeless reference for good writing.
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary
by Edmund S. Weiner, John Simpson (Hardcover)
The Oxford English Dictionary is now universally acknowledged as
the world's greatest dictionary. A hefty price but well worth it.
by J. I. Rodale, Nancy Laroche, Faye C. Allen (Paperback)
An indispensible tool for anyone who has ever searched for the
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
by William Rose Benet, Bruce Murphy (Hardcover)
Thousands of entries cover anything and nearly everything
having to do with literature.
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
by Claire Kehrwald Cook (Hardcover)
Provides solid information on editing and improving your writing.
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
by Norm Goldstein, Louis D. Boccardi (Paperback)
An indispensible resource for writers, editors, journalists
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William K. Zinsser (Paperback)
A no-nonsense guide to nonfiction writing.
On Writing : A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King (Paperback)
A book on his life and his craft by a master writer and consumate
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
by Merriam-Webster (Paperback)
This useful reference goes beyond a thesaurus, explaining the fine
shades of meaning that differentiate synonyms. Alphabetical
arrangement of terms makes words easy to find.
Word Painting: A Guide To Writing More Descriptively
by Rebecca McClanahan (Paperback)
Easy to understand exploration of the art of writing, including
plots, similies, metaphors and more. Complete with examples and
The Self-Publishing Manual: How to...
by Dan Poynter (Paperback)
The bible on self-publishing. Highly recommended by virtually
everyone in the industry -- even other authors of books on the
subject (many of whom probably followed the advice in Poynter's
previous 11 editions).
Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of...
by Nancy Kress (Paperback)
Step-by-step guidelines to managing the three major areas
of storytelling with examples and exercises.
Grant Writing for Dummies
by Beverly A. Browning, Bev Browning (Paperback)
This clear, step-by-step guide to writing a winning grant proposal
delivers: An overview of what types of grants are available and
how to apply for them Strategies for cutting through red tape A
guide to the grant-writing terminology An explanation of why some
proposals succeed while others fail Samples of successful grant
proposals The proper etiquette for following up a proposal and
getting a response
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster (Hardcover)
Comprehensive collegiate dictionary, with more than 215,000 definitions.
Merriam-Webster brings years of experience and reams of citation
files to the creation of this latest edition. Improving on their
last dictionary, they've added more than 100 pictorial
illustrations and supplemented the synonym paragraphs with examples.
Along with the English dictionary, which forms the heart of the
reference, the editors at Merriam-Webster have included a brief
introduction to the English language and a history of the English
dictionary, a guide to pronunciation, and a series of appendices
that include chemical element abbreviations and symbols, foreign
words and phrases, extensive sections with biographical and
geographical names, signs and symbols, and a handbook of style.
Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes...
by Patricia T. O'Conner (Paperback)
Whether you are working on the novel that's been in the back of
your mind for years or simply facing an increasing demand to write
well at work or school, the fact remains: more and more of us are
writing more often these days-reports, e-mails, faxes, and
newsletters. But despite the increase in written communication,
something has been lost-the fundamentals of good writing. Grammar
maven Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with the most
painless, practical, and funny writing book ever written. In short,
snappy chapters filled with crystal-clear examples, amusing
comparisons, and humorous allegories that cover everything from
"Pronoun Pileups" and "Verbs That Zing" to "What to Do When You're
Stuck," O'Conner provides simple, straightforward tips to help you
sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. Push aside
those stuffy old-fashioned rule books, because O'Conner has written
the most accessible and enjoyable book yet for today's writer.