Helpful Resources for Writers


Whether you’re a new writer of a professional, it sometimes happens that you need assistance in your writing, whether it’s to make it more refined, better researched, or generally more effective.

Here are some books you might find useful to improve your writing:

12 Keys to Writing Books That Sell; © 1989, Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Grammar for Smart People: Your User-Friendly Guide to Speaking and Writing Better English; Barry Tarhis; © 1992; Pocket Books, New York, New York.

It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences., June Casagrande, © 2010, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley.

On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser, © 2012, Harper & Row, New York

The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers; 15th edition; © 2003; The University of Chicago Press; Chicago, Illinois.  Note:  Almost any edition will suffice.

The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications; Any Einsohn, ©2006, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.

The Elements of Style; William Strunk, Jr., With Revisions, an Introduction, and a New Chapter on Writing: Fourth Edition, E.B. White; © 1999, The Macmillan Company, New York, New York.

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: a primer on contact, printing costs, royalties, distribution, e-books, and marketing; Fifth Edition; Mark Levine, © 2014; Bascom Hill Publishing Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The best punctuation book, period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson; June Casagrande; © 2014, Ten Speed Press, New York, New York.

Please comment if you have any others to recommend.

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