Resources for Writers
A WRITER’S BOOKSHELF: SOME BOOKS FOR FURTHER READING
There are hundreds of writing books available, and I urge you to discover the ones that speak to you. Here is a list of some of my favorites:
Joan Aiken. The Way to Write for Children.
Ray Bradbury. Zen in the Art of Writing.
Joseph Bruchac. Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture, and Values through Storytelling.
———. Tell Me a Tale: a book about storytelling.
Rudolph Flesch. The Art of Readable Writing.
Jon Franklin. Writing for Story.
Ted Hughes. Poetry in the Making.
Stephen King. On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft.
Damon Knight. Creating Short Fiction.
Ursula K. Le Guin. Steering the Craft.
Betsy Lerner. The Forest for the Trees: an editor’s advice to writers.
Frances Mayes. The Discovery of Poetry: a field guide to reading and writing poems.
William Stafford. Writing the Australian Crawl: views on the writer’s vocation.
Jane Yolen. Take Joy: a writer’s guide to loving the craft.
Marilee Zedenek. The Right-Brain Experience.
William Zinsser. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 30th anniversary edition.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
Websites for writers abound. Here I list a few I have found useful; I will add more as they come my way.
This Itch of Writing: a blog by English novelist Emma Darwin. An exceptional teaching resource for intermediate and advanced writers.
Writer Unboxed. Articles about the craft and business of writing, by writers, for writers.
Jane Friedman was formerly the publisher of Writers' Digest Books. She now offers aspiring writers free advice about the publishing world, especially self-publishing.
Editorial Anonymous. The informative and entertaining blog of an anonymous children's book editor.
Rachelle Gardner. The blog's subtitle explains its content: "Rants and Ramblings on Life as a Literary Agent."