Essential Reading for Writers

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On Writing - A memoir of the craft

Stephen King.
Informative and inspiring. If this book doesn't make you want to write I don't know what will.

The Elements of Style

Strunk & White.
The only style manual to appear on the best-seller lists. It's written so clearly there isn't a superfluous word in sight.

The Little Red Writing Book

Brandon Royal.
This book offers all writers a clear, concise guide to writing strong and effective work for all occasions.

Wired For Story

Lisa Cron.
What does the brain crave from every tale it encounters? What keeps readers transfixed? This book reveals those cognitive secrets.

Pengion Guide to Punctuation

A Penguin reference book.
Indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work. Clear and succinct.

Plot & Structure

James Scott Bell.
Offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot.

101 Creative Writing Exercises

Melissa Donovan.
Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Other

Writers' Forum Magazine

Workshops, exercises, and market news to help you write better. They have the largest single prize for writing competitions in a (UK) magazine.

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month. Write a novel in one month. Find all the help and support you need with NaNoWriMo.