A Suggested Bibliography For Writers



Books on Writing


If one of these books helps you a little on your journey as a writer, the list I have compiled has been a success. It may only be a sentence, phrase, or paragraph. Nevertheless, writing is a lonely profession and where ever we get our inspiration is important. These books have all helped me on my journey as a writer. May one of them help you, too.  Siggy



P.S.  Please take a look at my new BOOK-SHELF -- some of the many books I've enjoyed are on it.

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Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande, 1961 reprint of the 1934 edition

Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Bud Gardner, 2000
       Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow, by Marsha Sinetar, 1987
       Discovering Your Right Livelihood

How to Get Happily Published, fourth edition, by Judith Appelbaum, 1978-1992
       A Complete and Candid Guide


How to Think like Lenoardo da Vinci, by Michael J. Gelb, 1998

       Seven Steps to Genius Every Day


If You Want To Write, second edition, by Brenda Ueland, 1938, 1987
       A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

Poetic Medicine, by John Fox, 1967
      The Healing Art of Poem-Making

Poet's Market, 2009, published yearly
      similar to Writer's Market, for poetry

The Committed Writer, by Harry H. Crosby, Duncan A. Carter - Boston University, 1986
       Mastering Nonfiction Genres

The Intuitive Writer, by Gail Sher, 2002
       Listening to Your Own Voice

The Language of Life, by Bill Moyers, 1995
       A Festival of Poets

The Right to Write, by Julia Cameron (author of The Artist's Way), 1998
       An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

The Writer's Journey, by Christopher Vogler, 1992
       Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters

Thinking Like Your Editor, by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato, 2002
       How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction -- and Get It Published

Writer's Market, published yearly, 87th annual edition, 2008
       published by F + W Publications

Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg, 1986
       Freeing the Writer Within

Writing for Your Life, by Deena Metzger, 1992
       A Guide and Companion to the Inner Worlds

Writing the Australian Crawl, by William Stafford, 1978
       Views on the Writer's Vocation, a "Poets on Poetry" series book

Zen Guitar, by Philip Toshio Sudo, 1997




Note:  A good place to look for books is Alibris -- www.alibris.com
-- over 60 million new, used and out-of-print books


 ...keep on writing...

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