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Books About Writing
This list is duplicated from Appendix 2 in Final Edit, The Final Hours of Your Final Draft
Includes amzn.to links
A “Bitly Bundle” of these links is available at:
http://bit.ly/ScienceOfWritingLinks
Another version is maintained at CraftOfWriting.com

Fundamental Books about writing
On Writing Well
William K. Zinsser
http://amzn.to/OnWritingWell
The Art of Fiction
John Gardner
http://amzn.to/ArtOfFiction
Stein on Writing
Sol Stein
http://amzn.to/SteinOnWriting
The Elements of Style
William Strunk and E. B. White
http://amzn.to/TheElementsOfStyle

Books about Usage
101 Misused Words
Mignon Fogarty
http://amzn.to/101MisusedWords
The Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How Not to Write Badly
Charles Harrington Elster
http://amzn.to/TheAccidentsOfStyle
Right, Wrong, and Risk A Dictionary of Today's American English Usage
Mark Davidson
http://amzn.to/RightWrongRisky
Simple and Direct
Jacques Barzun
http://amzn.to/SimpleAndDirect

Books About Sentences
Stunning Sentences
Bruce Ross-Larson
http://amzn.to/StunningSentences
It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences
June Casagrande
http://amzn.to/BestOfSentences
I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like
Mardy Grothe
http://amzn.to/INeverMetaphorIDidntLike

Books About Grammar
Woe is I
Patricia T. O’Conner
http://amzn.to/WoeIsI

Books About Punctuation
The New Well-Tempered Sentence
Karen Elizabeth Gordon
http://amzn.to/NewWellTemperedSentence
A Dash of Style
Noah Lukeman
http://amzn.to/ADashOfStyle
Books About Dialogue
The Book of Dialogue
Lewis Turco
http://amzn.to/TheBookOfDialogue

Books About The Craft of Writing
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Noah Lukeman
http://amzn.to/FirstFivePages
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
Noah Lukeman
http://amzn.to/ThePlotThickens
Writing the Breakout Novel
Donald Maas
http://amzn.to/WritingTheBreakoutNovel
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends
Nancy Kress
http://amzn.to/BeginningsMiddlesEnds
Showing and Telling
Laurie Alberts
http://amzn.to/ShowingAndTelling
Techniques of the Selling Writer
Dwight Swain
http://amzn.to/TechniquesOfTheSellingWriter
The Fire in Fiction
Donald Maas
http://amzn.to/TheFireInFiction
The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers
Donald Maas
http://amzn.to/TheBreakoutNovelist
The Story Template
Amy Deardon
http://amzn.to/TheStoryTemplate

Books About eBook Formatting
Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide To
Formatting Books For The Amazon Kindle

Joshua Tallent
http://amzn.to/KindleFormatting
EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating eBooks for the Apple iPad and other eBook-readers
Elizabeth Castro
http://amzn.to/EPUBstraight

Miscellaneous Books
Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary
Random House
http://amzn.to/RandomHouseDictionary
Flip Dictionary
Barbara Ann Kipfer
http://amzn.to/FlipDictionary
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing
Everything You Need to Know About the Costs,
Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

Mark Levine
http://amzn.to/TheFinePrint
The Beethoven Sketches
Douglas Johnson, Alan Tyson, Robert Winter
http://amzn.to/BeethovenSketches