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. 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.

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

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

Laube, Steve. The Christian Writers Writer’s Market GuidesMarket Guide 2017-Your Comprehensive Resource for Getting Published. Christian Writers Institute. 2017.9781621840800.

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.