Books for Writers

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. 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.

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

Edelstein, Scott. 100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. The Berkley Publishing Group.  New York: 1999. ISBN 0399525084.

Garland, Sherry. Writing for Young Adults. Writer’s Digest Books; 1st Ed.  ISBN 978-0898798579.

Going, K.L. Writing and Selling the Young Adult Novel. Writer’s Digest Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1582975153.

Jenkins, Jerry B. The Christian Writer’s Market Guide (2015-2016)-Everything You Need to Get Published. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nashville, Tennessee.2015. ISBN 13-978-1-4041-0305-4.

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

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.

Maass, Donald. Writing The Breakout Novel. Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio: 2007. ISBN 158297182X.

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: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication. Writer’s Digest Books. Cincinatti, Ohio: 2009.

Sambuchino, Chuck. 2016 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, 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.

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.