6 Great Books on Writing

by Alexandra Janvey, Head Editor, INALJ Iowa

6 Great Books on Writing

alexandra.janveyOne of my new years resolutions for 2013 was to begin writing seriously and I’ve followed through, with my work appearing in numerous publications in the past few months. To get into the proper mindset, I began devouring a slew of good books on writing. While I still continue to make my way through this extensive collection, as there are many, I’m going to share those books that I found the most helpful and inspiring.

  1. Writing Brave & Free by Ted Kooser and Steve Cox
  2. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Knowlton Zinsser
  3. On Writing by Stephen King
  4. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook edited by Carol Smallwood
  5. The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication by Rachel Singer Gordon
  6. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

  1 comment for “6 Great Books on Writing

  1. August 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Another good one is “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. A concise look at grammar and rhetoric, this was a godsend in college 🙂

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