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5 Books for Writers

Here's a list of five books that I have found invaluable as a writer. I own them all (with one grievous exception - I have often referred to the Chicago Manual of Style, but have yet to order a physical copy). I keep them on a special shelf, the one nearest my desk, and smile over their cracked spines, highlighted pages, and overlapping coffee stains. Each title/image will link to their respective Amazon.com store pages.


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

Stephen King - On Writing

The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White

Elements of Style - Strunk & White

Write Great Fiction Series (5 books total)

Various Authors

Write Great Fiction - Writers Digest Books

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Renni Brown & Dave King

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers - Browne & King

The Chicago Manual of Style

The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Chicago Manual of Style

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