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Anything Writing #4 Books About Writing

(reposted and revised from my website, Nov.2009)

Here are some of the many books in my professional library. I’ve separated them into categories to make the list more helpful. I’ve read many of these books from cover to cover. Some I use as reference books. Many I have read for motivation and inspiration. Bookshelf thThey all offer helpful and interesting information about the mysterious world of publishing.


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Beginners Guide to Getting Published by Editors of Writer’s Digest Books
You Can Write for Children by Tracey Dils
How To Write a Children’s Book & Get It Published by Barbara Seuling
Writing for Children and Getting Published by Allan Frewin Jones & Lesley Pollinger
The Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
How to Write and Sell Children’s Picture Books by Jean E. Karl
Writing for Children & Teenagers by Lee Wyndham
Writing and Publishing Books for Children in the 1990s by Olga Litowinsky
Book Editors Talk to Writers by Judy Mandell
How To Get Happily Published by Judith Applebaum
If You Can Talk, You Can Write by Joel Saltzman
How To Be Successfully Published in Magazines by Linda Konner
Writing for Children by Catherine Woolley
How to Write & Sell Your First Novel by Oscar Collier with Frances Spatz Leighton
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown and Lynn Rominger
Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
The Everything Get Published Book by Peter Rubie
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Elements of Fiction Writing: Conflict, Action & Suspense by William Noble
Elements of Fiction Writing: Plot by Ansen Dibell
Writing the Novel From Plot to Print by Lawrence Block
On Writing by Stephen King
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Wild Mind Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Women Writers at Work edited by George Plimpton
If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brand
Depositphotos cartoon toolkit-250x250BOOKS ABOUT the MECHANICS of WRITING
The Children’s Writer’s Reference by Berthe Amoss & Eric Suben
A First Thesaurus by Harriet Wittels and Joan Greisman
Punctuation Plain & Simple by Edgar C. Alward and Jean A. Alward
Putting It In Writing by Steve Otfinoski
Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary by Sue Young
Writing Handbook by Michael P. Kammer, S.J. and Charles W. Mulligan, S.J
The New Oxford Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane
1001 Pitfalls in English Grammar by Ruth Parle


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