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Best Books on Writing

Bob Dickson
 
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
"All aspiring writers should begin here and return often"
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
"A classic for good reason--and it's cheap"
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
"Very instructive. A bit technical but it's well worth the mental investment."
The Writer's Art
The Writer's Art
"If you find this gem used, grab it and don't let go. Kilpatrick, a columnist, is as much fun as he is instructive."
Simple & Direct
Simple & Direct
"Cut the fat out of your prose and be understood!"
The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose
The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose
"Out of print, but worth a few visits to the used book store"
The Careful Writer
The Careful Writer
"Affect or effect? Lie or Lay? Let Bernstein answer those questions and more in this helpful and entertaining reference."
Roget's International Thesaurus, Indexed, Sixth Edition Revised & Updated
Roget's International Thesaurus, Indexed, Sixth Edition Revised & Updated
"A must have, but use with restraint!"
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition
"Go for the whole enchilada if you can afford it. Otherwise, this is a fine substitute."
Up in the Old Hotel
Up in the Old Hotel
"Great writers read great writers and Mitchell is one of the best. Even a casual reading will greatly improve your style."
One Man's Meat
One Man's Meat
"This is as important to read as anything by Joseph Mitchell"
On Writing
On Writing
"Suprisingly instructive--especially for fiction writers"
The Classic Guide to Better Writing: Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly
The Classic Guide to Better Writing: Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly
"This is old school stuff, but still practical. Check it out."
Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies
Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies
"More geared toward fiction writers, but still universal."
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Oxford Language Classics Series)
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Oxford Language Classics Series)
"When you need it, you really need it. Buy the second edition and skip the third. This one is far superior."
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
"A fun and easy-to-follow approach to a sometimes daunting subject: grammar."
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
"The chapter on sentence rhythm is worth every penny."
Right Word at the Right Time: A Guide to the English Language and How to Use it
Right Word at the Right Time: A Guide to the English Language and How to Use it
"A less comprehensive, but more in-depth treatment of synonyms than Roget's. I love this resource."