Resources

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Ray Bradbury, Essays on Creativity

Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury

A collection of wild essays about writing. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read this book.

 

 

Strunk and WhiteThe Elements of Style, 4th Ed., by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

Reread this book annually. Reference it regularly.

 

 

On writing wellOn Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Ed., by William Zinsser

Part I is worth the price of the book. Part III is divided topically for easy reference.

 

 

Orson Scott Card, Ender's GameCharacters and Viewpoint, by Orson Scott Card

An in-depth resource for fiction writers. Reference it for self-editing purposes in small bits at a time.

 

 

Art of Spiritual Writing-Vinita Hampton WrightThe Art of Spiritual Writing, by Vinita Hampton Wright

Chapters 3 and 4 are especially helpful for those writing memoir.

 

 

Christian Writers Manual of StyleThe Christian Writer’s Manual of Style: Updated and Expanded Ed., Robert Hudson, gen. ed.

A handy reference for anyone writing Christian material, or material that references the Bible or Christianity.