Essential Reading for Writers

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On Writing – A memoir of the craft
Stephen King.
If this book doesn’t make you want to write I don’t know what will.

The Elements of Style
The only style manual to appear on the best-seller lists.

The Little Red Writing Book
Brandon Royal.
This book offers a clear, concise guide to writing strong and effective work for all occasions.

Wired For Story
Lisa Cron.
This book reveals the cognitive secrets of what the brain craves from a story.

Pengion Guide to Punctuation
Indispensable for getting to grips with using punctuation in their written work. Clear and succinct.

An accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism.

New Hart’s Rules
The Oxford Style Guide

A Swim In A Pond In The Rain
George Saunders. A masterclass on writing and reading

The Bookseller’s Tale
Martin Latham. Bookshops and why we love them


Writers’ Forum Magazine
Workshops, exercises, and market news to help you write better.

National Novel Writing Month. All the help and support you need to write a novel in one month.