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1/18/11 4:48 P

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I agree with you Saucy! "On Writing" was wonderful. I strongly recommend that. "Zen and the Art of Writing" (Bradbury) and "Telling Lies for Fun and Profit" (Grafton) are also very good.


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don't forget barrons' "Painless Writing" for all those awkward grammar issues in a fun way.

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I've been meaning to get both of those books, especially King's. Thanks for the reminder.

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Hi,
You have a long list. Funny how our paths crisscross along writers groups. I did not see Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell on your list. i think that's an excellent foundation book for any new writer. And then there is Stephen King's On Writing.


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Here are just a few of my recommended reference books on the writing craft that you may find helpful. The title, author and ISBN numbers are included to make your search easier.

All of these books can be found at the Writer's Digest Book Shop; and most can be found at Amazon.com.

~Happy Writing!!


Bullies, Bastards & Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction by Jessica Page Morrell
978-1-58297-484-2

Writer's Guide to Character Traits 2nd Edition by Linda N. Edelstein, PhD
978-1-58297-390-6

Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
0-89879-307-6

Breathing Life Into Your Characters by Rachel Ballon, PhD
1-58297-181-1

Creating Characters by Dwight V. Swain
0-89879-662-8

Writing the Popular Novel by Loren D. Estelman
1-58297-287-7

20 Master Plots and How to Build Them by Ronald b. Tobias
0-89879-595-8

The 3 A.M. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
1-58297-351-2

Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schmidt, PhD
1-58297-325-3

Howdunit: Police Procedure & Investigation by Lee Lofland
978-1-58297-455-2

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel by Hallie Ephron
978-1-58297-317-3

Howdunit: Book of Poisons by Serita Stevens and Anne Bannon
978-1-58297-456-9

Agents, Editors, and You by Michelle Howry
1-58297-152-8

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
0-385-48001-6

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
0-87773-375-9

Writing My Life by Alison Bing
0-7607-3346-5

Noble's Book of Writing Blunders by William Noble
978-1-58297-475-0

Write Is A Verb by Bill O'Hanlon
978-1-58297-459-0

A Creative Writer's Kit by Judy Reeves
1-57731-435-2

How To Write A book Proposal by Michael Larsen
978-1-58297-251-0

The Writer's Digest Guide To Query Letters by Wendy Burt-Thomas
978-1-58297-566-5

The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass
978-1-58297-506-1

Dialogue by Lewis Turco
0-89879-349-1

Conflict, Action & Suspense by William Noble
0-89879-634-2

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 5th Edition by Marilyn Ross & Sue Collier
978-1-58297-718-8

The Art of War For Writers by James Scott Bell
978-1-58297-590-0

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb & Joseph M. Williams
0226-06584-7

2011 Writer's Market By Robert Lee Brewer
978-1582979489

2011 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market by Alice Pope
978-1582979519

2011 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino
978-1582979533

2011 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market by Alice Pope
978-1582979526

2011 Poet's Market by Robert Lee Brewer
978-1582979502

Writer's Digest Book Shop:
www.writersdigestshop.com

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