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Creative Writing: Interesting Reading

Creative Writing - Interesting Reading

  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, 1999 (4th edition)

    Probably the most useful book a writer can ever own, this is a clear and effortless look at the particulars of grammar, punctuation and good writing practices, and the essentials behind writing clear and concise prose. Definitely a book you’ll return to time after time.ISBN: 978-0205309023
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert Mckee, 1999

    As the title suggests, written with screenwriters in mind, but McKee’s advice is just as applicable to short story and novel writers. Entertaining and extremely re-readable.ISBN: 978-0413715609
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King, 2001

    You don’t have to be a fan of Stephen King’s writing to appreciate this brilliant guide to his craft. This is a book of two halves: the first section is an autobiography of sorts, while the second part is a summary of the valuable lessons King learned along the way.ISBN: 978-0340820469
  • Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Childrens Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook

    Updated yearly, these rival resources provide all the contact details you’ll need for publishers around the world; sort of like a publishing version of the Yellow Pages. If you locate an old/library copy, do be aware that in the tentative world of publishing many names will have changed and many publications will no longer exist. However, each volume contains extremely useful articles and advice from the world’s leading storytellers and journalists, which are worth the price of the handbooks alone, and make these books definitely worth a look even if you don’t feel quite ready for selling work.ISBN: 9781408157497