Great Writing Books

A Listmania! list by Christopher A. Wallace
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The list author says: "We wanted to create a list of our favorite books on writing and content generation. Most of these are books we use daily in our work at KeyCrushers.com and they are all books we've learned from and recommended to friends. We also link to this list for all of our new employees to help them in case they want some reading material on specific topics."
The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition
1.  The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition by E. B. White
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  "The original bible for writers on punctuation and grammar. You're not really a writer until you have a dog eared copy of The Elements of Style on your book shelf."
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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
2.  On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Knowlton Zinsser
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  "A great guide to writing for your audience, On Writing Well will help you write everything from teaching texts to technical manuals and story telling. Great Stuff."
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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
3.  The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
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  "A fantastic and unique approach to writing the English language correctly and understanding grammar as it applies to the written word. If other books on punctuation and grammar are a little too dry to hold your attention, this might be your solution."
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Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print
4.  Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print by Lawrence Block
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  "Our favorite book on creating a novel with a great step by step approach and some excellent advice for a writer working on their first novel."
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Take Joy: A Book for Writers
5.  Take Joy: A Book for Writers by Jane Yolen
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  "Jane is an amazing writer, and this text about enjoying the process makes everything easier. As much as she's written, Jane would know!"
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author
6.  Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author by Orson Scott Card
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  "Plots do not drive a novel, characters do! No one knows this better than Card, and this piece of dealing with characters and how they see the world reveals how he does it. A must read for any fiction writer."
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