Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Recommended books for writers

The best way to learn about writing is to write a lot and read a lot. These are some of the books I have found really helpful in learning technique, craft and the more nebulous aspects of creativity.

Allen, Walter - Tradition and Dream
Allen, Walter - The English Novel
Bell, Susan - The Artful Edit
Bryson, Bill - Mother Tongue
Bryson, Bill - Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
Cameron, Julia - The Artist's Way
Cameron, Julia - Walking in this World
Cameron, Julia - Finding Water
Cameron, Julia - The Sound of Paper
Cameron, Julia - The Vein of Gold
Cameron, Julia - Floor Sample
Harris, Nicola - Basic Editing
King, Stephen - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Koval, Ramona - Tasting Life Twice
Kuiper, Koenraad - An Introduction to English Language
Lamott, Anne - Bird by Bird
Lodge, David - The Art of Fiction
Maisel, Eric - A Writer's Paris
Prose, Francine - Reading Like A Writer
Spufford, Francis - The Child That Books Built
Strunk and White - The Elements of Style
Truss, Lynne - Eats, Shoots and Leaves
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