Ten Must Have Books For Writers


These are ten books that every writer should have in their collection. They provide valuable insights into the world of writing while also helping you hone your craft. I have ranked these books in order of their importance to me. I have also included links to Amazon.com so you can check them out.

  1. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White – Follow this book as a fundemental guideline for quality writing and you will do just fine as a writer.
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – When Hunter S. Thompson was young he used to type this book over and over so he could get a feel for writing greatness.
  3. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson – A great look at the english language.
  4. Forest for the Trees: An Editors Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner - This book offers the writer a look into the industry of publishing.
  5. Huck Finn by Mark Twain – Just read it if you haven't all ready.
  6. 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might by Pat Walsh – A hilarious look at the do's and don'ts of the professional writing industry.
  7. Ernest Hemingway On Writing by Ernest Hemingway – See how the master himself worked, and what he though of it.
  8. Write Like The Masters by William Cane – One of the best books on emulating great writers I have ever read.
  9. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Trusse – A hilarious approach to the stuffy world of the grammar police.
  10. The Writers Little Helper by James V. Smith Jr. – This book has a ton of fun exercizes for editing and improving your craft.

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