Elements of Style
According to the St. Louis
Dispatch, this "excellent book, which should go off to college with every
freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have." It should
be the "...daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that
matter, anyone who writes at all" (Greensboro Daily News).
Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus
The Ultimate Language Reference
for American Readers - At the very least every writer should have a good
dictionary and good thesaurus readily available.
We thought this combination
produced by Oxford Univ Pr (Trade) was an excellent solution.
Writer's Legal Companion
The Complete Handbook for
the Working Writer
by Brad Bunnin and Peter
This is a fantastic reference
for any writer interested in legal issues concerning contracts, collaboration,
agents, defamation, copyright, taxes, and high-tech publishing. Whether
or not you've retained a literary lawyer to work on your behalf, you'll
want a book such as this on your shelf, to refer to when you need advice
on avoiding defamatory statements, protecting yourself against copyright
infringement, or even knowing which home-office expenditures you may deduct
come tax time. You'll want this valuable reference on hand.
to Write a Book Proposal
Written by a literary agent
who has successfully placed writers' manuscripts with more than 100 publishers,
this newly revised book takes you through every step of writing a nonfiction
book proposal. Prepare an introduction that conveys your book's purpose
Elements of Grammar
Another excellent tool for all
writers of every genre. Maybe not required for that first draft, but a
definite asset as you reach that final draft. Described as a "handy compendium
of grammar" ... you'll want this one in your personal toolkit.
A Manual for Everyone Who Works
With Words - Thorough, yet at the same time easy to use. Includes a list
of "word substitutes" which writers will find very helpful during the final
edits of their drafts. And excellent reference book for the writers shelf.
Instruction and Insights
from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs - Visit the workshops
of twenty-three of the best fiction-writing teachers in the country.
Learn how to revise from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley. Find new ways
to evoke time and place from Richard Russo, author of Nobody's Fool. And
so much more!
The Classic Guide to Writing
- Amazon.com writes "Whether you write an occasional professional letter
or a daily newspaper column, William Zinsser's On Writing Well should be
required reading." -and- from the New York Times "On Writing Well
belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers." Need
we say more?
Needs to Know
An all-in-one guide for writers--this
wide-ranging handbook combines artistic techniques and inspiration with
practical, insider's advice on getting published. Writer, editor, and literary
agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings
his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers.