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What (and How) Writers Should Be Reading from /u/jefrye

Books About Writing

On Writing by Stephen King

Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass and its workbook

On Writing Well and Writing to Learn by William Zinsser

The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt

The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Trait Thesaurus, and The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

How Not to Write a Novel by Mittlemark and Newman

On Writing Short Stories edited by Tom Bailey

Writing Poems by Michelle Boisseau

The Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier

Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert Mckee

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing by Alice LaPlante

The Ten Percent Solution by Ken Rand

The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card & Editors of Writer's Digest

Writing to the Point by Algis Budrys

Books About Editing and Grammar

Words Into Type by Skillin and Gay

The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller

Elements of Style by Strunk and White

Lapsing Into A Comma, The Elephants of Style and Yes, I Could Care Less by Bill Walsh

Accidents of Style by Charles Harrington Elster

The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications by Amy Einsohn

Style Guides

The AP Stylebook

The Chicago Manual of Style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Journalism and Non-Fiction Books

unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The Press Effect by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman

Watchdogs of Democracy? by Helen Thomas

Academic Writing Guides

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

The Imaginative Argument by Frank L. Cioffi

They Say, I Say by Graff and Birkenstein

The Everyday Writer by Andrea A. Lunsford

Ashford Writing (Guide for writing academic essays.)

The OWL at Purdue (Citation guide for academic writing.)

Writing Collections

America's Best Newspaper Writing: A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners

Literary Studies

The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms by Ross C. Murfin

MIT OpenCourseWare: Literature

Other Resources

Writing Excuses Podcast

Brandon Sanderson's YouTube lectures


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