Top Ten Writing Books

My friend Suzanne, over at panhandleprofessionalwriters, posted her “Top Ten Book on Writing Everyone Should Read.”  If you haven’t stopped by her blog, you should – awesome posts on authors, writing, books, conferences, and other creative writing topics.

Panhandleprofessionalwriters: A blog that bring together writers of the Panhandle of Texas and surrounding regions

Here is her list:

1.   The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

2.   Bird by Bird:  Some Instruction on the Writing Life by Anne Lamott

3.   On Writing by Stephen King

4.   Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

5.   Ernest Hemingway on Writing Edited by Larry W. Phillips

6.   The War of Art:  Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield

7.   How to Create a Sentence by Stanley Fish

8.   How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren

9.   The Writer’s Journey:  Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

10.  Word Painting:  A Guide to Writing More Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan

My list matched 6 out of the ten (so far), how about you?  Do you have a list?


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3 responses to “Top Ten Writing Books”

  1. roninliterati says :

    Cool list! I think I own five of the books in that list. Awesome.

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