Writing Books

My favorite three writing books are:
1. On Writing Well by William Zinsser – Great for non-fiction writing and for writing in general.
2. The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler – This book teaches the hero’s journey developed by Joseph Campbell. It’s all about becoming a good storyteller.
3. Points of View, An Anthology of Short Stories, edited by James Moffett and Kenneth R. McElhenry. This is an amazing book which explains the different points of view and then gives you three stories exemplifying that view.

Those are my three favorite writing books. And yours???????


2 responses to “Writing Books

  1. There are a number of great books out there. Some of my favorites are:
    1. Between the Lines – A book about the subtler issues in the craft – bought it when I first began to seriously think about this writing thing. Three years later its starting to make sense to me. Great examples
    2. Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway – number of the usual topics with examples from great fiction
    3. The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman – great for making you think of things you need to look at after that first draft

    Of course, there’s On Writing by Stephen King and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. A great poetry book is Ordinary Genius by Kim Addonizio.

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