Books for Writers

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Books on the craft of writing: 

Ackerman, Angela and Puglisi, Becca. The Emotion Thesaurus. Writers Helping Writers: 2012. ISBN 9781475004953.

Alphin, Marie. Creating Characters Kids Will Love. Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio: 2000. ISBN 1582973695.

Bell, James Scott. How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career. Compendium Press. 2016. (Kindle Edition)

Bell, James Scott. Plot & Structure, Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio: 2004. ISNB 3531310942.

Bell, James Scott. Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for transforming your first draft into a  finished novel. Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinnati, Ohio: 2008. ISBN 9-781582-975085.

Browne, Renni and King, Dave. Self-Editing For Fiction Writers – How To Edit Yourself Into Print 2nd Ed. Harper Collins, New York: 2004. ISBN 970060545697.

Bickham, Jack M. The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them). Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio: 1992. ISBN 3531310528.

Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market Guide 2019, 31st Edition. Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinnati, OH: 2014. ISBN 978-1440354403.

Collins, Brandilyn. Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From  Actors.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York: 2002. 978-0471058946.

Cron, Lisa. Wired for Story. Ten Speed Press: 2012. ISBN 978-1-60774-245-6. Also available in e-book.

Heuman, Heather. The Golden Rules of Social Media Marketing. 2019. ISBN 978-1-64184-182-5. Also available in e-book (ISBN 978-1-64184-184-9.)

Kole, Mary. Writing Irresistible KidLit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adults and Middle Grade Readers. Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati: 2012. ISBN 9781599635767.

Lamb, Nancy. The Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children. Writer’s Digest Books.  Cincinnati, Ohio: 2001. ISBN 1582970521.

Le Guin, Ursula. Steering the Craft: A Twenty-first Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story. Mariner Books, Boston: 2015. ISBN 978-0-544-61234-1 (Kindle).

Christian Writers Market Guide 2019: Your Comprehensive Resource for Getting Published. Christian Writers Institute. 2017. ISBN 978-1621840763.

Lukeman, Noah.  The First Five Pages  A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile.  Simon & Schuster.  New York.  2000.  ISBN:978-0-684-85743-5.

Melson, Edie. Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers. My Book Therapy, Grand Rapids: 2013. 978-0-9846969-9-4.

Mogilner, Alijandra. Children’s Writer’s Word Book. Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio:     1992. ISBN 0-89879-511-7

Paul, Ann Whitford. Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication Second Edition, Revised Edition . Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio: 2018. ISBN 978-1440353758.

Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market Guide 2019, 26th Edition. Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinnati, OH: 2014. ISBN 10:159963726X.

Sanders, Nancy I. Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career. Nancy I. Sanders. 2013. ISBN 13-978-1481176521.

Sanders, Nancy I. Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Beginning Readers and Chapter Books . Nancy I. Sanders. 2012. ISBN 978-1478168225.

Stein, Sol. Stein on Writing 2nd Ed. St. Martins Griffin. 2000. ISBN 978-0312254216.

Suen, Anastasia. Picture Writing: A New Approach to Writing for Kids and Teens. Writer’s  Digest Books. Cincinnati, Ohio: 2002. ISBN 9781582970721.

Vogler, Christopher. The Writer’s Journey 3rd Ed. Michael Wiese Productions, 2007. ISBN 9781932907360.

Young, Sue. Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary. Scholastic Inc. 1994. ISBN 9-439-79642-3.

Zinsser, William K. On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Ed. The Classic Guide to Writing  Nonfiction. Collins. New York: 2006. ISBN 9780060891541.

Books to inspire writers and other creatives: 

Card, Michael. Scribbling in the Sand – Christ and Creativity. IVP. Downers Grove, Illinois. 2002. ISBN 0-8308-2317-4.

Freeman, Emily P. A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live. Revell. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2013. ISBN 978-1-4412-4473-4

Murphey, Cecil. Unleash The Writer Within: The Essential Writer’s Companion. OakTara   Publishers, Waterford, Virgiania: 2011.  ISBN 9-781602-903074.

Patterson, Katherine. Gates of Excellence: on Reading and Writing Books for Children. Lodestar Books, New York, New York: 1981. ISBN 0-525-67249-4.

Turner, Steve. Imagine  A Vision for Christians in the Arts. IVP Books, Downers Grove, Illinois: 2001. ISBN 978-0-8308-2291-1.

Yolen, Jane. Take Joy – a Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft. Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinannti, Ohio. 2006. ISBN 978-1-58297-385-2

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