Wednesday, January 27, 2010

75 books every writer should read

You can find the list HERE.

Now I'm not sure I agree with every choice on the list, but I think it's an interesting list to ponder and definitely somethings to check out on it. I know I have more than a couple books on the list.

Some of my faves:
Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
Elements of Writing Fiction: Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (if you haven't read this, you really should)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynn Truss (for those of us that are comma-phobic this is essential)
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
The Marshall Plan Workbook: Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish by Evan Marshall
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card


Sheila said...

"Eats Shoots And Leaves" is as valuable for the commaphilic as it is for the commaphobic... :)

I need to go update my Amazon wish list now...

Andrea said...

That is a great list- thanks for sharing the link. I've read a few of those books, but I see many more I'd like to get.