Best Books for Writers

A Listmania! list by Stacy "Stacy Verdick Case, Author of A Grand Murder" (Stacy, MN USA)
The list author says: "After all these years I do have an opinion on writers books. Some are worth their weight in platinum and these are the ones I will never give away."
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
1.  On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
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  "I listed to this one over and over."
$10.27   Used & New from: $6.28
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,049 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
2.  Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
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  "This one makes you feel calm about what you're going through."
$11.06   Used & New from: $0.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (853 customer reviews)

The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
3.  The Elements of Style (4th Edition) by William Strunk
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  "Essential!  Read it before every manuscript edit."
$9.09   Used & New from: $1.83
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,033 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ten Percent of Nothing: The Case of the Literary Agent from Hell
4.  Ten Percent of Nothing: The Case of the Literary Agent from Hell by Jim Fisher
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  "A cautionary tale that every writer should read and take to heart.  There are a lot of people waiting to take advantage of you."
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Snoopy's Guide To The Writing Life
5.  Snoopy's Guide To The Writing Life by Barnaby Conrad
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  "Because Snoopy can make rejections funny and you will need to laugh."
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100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful and Fearless Writer:
6.  100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful and Fearless Writer: by Jennifer Lawler
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  "This is a small book but one that I cling to for it's common sense."
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Writing the Breakout Novel
7.  Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
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  "Read this one straight through in one sitting. Read it learn it and read it again."
$14.21   Used & New from: $1.97
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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
8.  Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne
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  "This one is specifically geared toward fiction which makes it a gem."
$12.04   Used & New from: $2.72
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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On Writing (A Memoir of the Craft) 1 Sep 25, 2011
Difference from general editing 7 Jul 8, 2009
Would you like to talk with the co-author? 2 Oct 13, 2006
Response to comments on the Editorial Department 0 Oct 13, 2006
 
   

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Last updated: 10/6/11
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