Books All Writers Should Own

The Elements of Style:  William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White

Writing with Precision: Jefferson D. Bates

On Writing Well: William Zinsser

On Writing: Stephen King

Zen in the Art of Writing: Ray Bradbury

Ernest Hemingway on Writing: Larry W. Phillips

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life:  Anne Lamott

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

Comma Sense: A Fun-damental Guide to Punctuation: Richard Lederer & John Shore

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation: Noah Lukeman

A Writer’s Reference:  Diana Hacker

Keys for Writers:  Ann Raimes & Maria Jerskey

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Smart: A Guide to Perfect Usage: Princeton Review

Write Good or Die: Edited by Scott Nicholson (multi-authored)

Secrets of Successful WritersDarrell Pitt

Writing the Breakout Novel: Donald Maas

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days: Chris Baty

Writing Well: The Essential GuideMark Tredennick

Sleeping Dogs Don’t LayRichard Lederer & Richard Dowis

You Can Love Writing: A Guide to Get through Your College Papers and Like It: Connie B. Dowell


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