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What Books on Writing Do You Have?

Post by Garmar on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:00 pm

I thought I would make a list of all of my writing related texts to share with you guys. I’m certain I have some more gathering dust around the house.


  • A Collection of Readings for Writers: Harry and Shaw.
  • An Approach to Literature: Brooks, Purser, and Warren.
  • Close Imagining: An Introduction to Literature: De Mott.
  • Language, Form and Idea: Strandness, Hackett, and Crosby.
  • Literature for Composition: Barnet, Berman, Burto, Cain, and Stubbs.
  • Literature for Writing: Steinmann and Willen.
  • Return to Reading: Decker.

Style and Usage:

  • The Elements of Style: Strunk and White.
  • The Little, Brown Handbook: Fowler and Aaron.

Technical and Nonfiction Writing:

  • Handbook of Technical Writing: Brusaw, Alred, and Oliu.
  • Technical Writing: A practical Approach: Pfeiffer.
  • The Modern Essay: Morris, Walker, and Bradshaw.
  • Writing for Story: Franklin.


  • Book Reviewing: Kamerman
  • Characters in Conflict: Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston.
  • Discovering the Writer Within: Ballenger and Lane.
  • How to be Your Own Literary Agent: Curtis.
  • On Writing: King
  • The Writer’s Handbook years 2002 and 2003: The Writer Magazine.
  • Writing Clear Prose: Perkins.
  • Writing Fiction: Cassill.
  • Writing Past Dark: Friedman.


Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.  ~Italo Calvino

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