Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to School, Time for Learning

Back to school time, learning time. I don't know if it's because I come from a line of school teachers and I was one at one time, but there is something that just makes me want to crack open a new book and find the scissors to create bulletin boards in the fall.
I teach a creative writing class, so today I have a list of writing books that I think are helpful to new and seasoned writers alike. Perhaps one of these will get your Muse whirling and your fingers a clacking away on your keyboard to create a new piece of writing. Go for it.
If you have a suggestion to add to this list, please share. Thanks!
Author: Anne Lamott
Chicago Manual of Style
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: The Editors of Writer’s Digest
How to be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play
Author: Barbara Baig
The Elements of Style
Author: William Strunk and E.B.White.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
On Writing Well
Author: William Zinsser
Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: HarperCollins
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times
Editor: John Darnton
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Publisher: Shambhala


  1. The Fire in Fiction
    Author: Donald Maass.

    Well worth studying, Janet. Also, Breakout Novel and workbook.

  2. Thank you, Joylene. I will definitely look these up!


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