Recommended Reading

Good writing often starts with a good foundation of skills, a good idea, and some self-confidence. These books are some that I (and other writers/editors) have found helpful along the journey to publication. Enjoy! 

Writing Craft

On Writing, Stephen King

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Elements of Style, Strunk and White

Random House Webster’s Handy Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

How to Write Magical Words, edited by Edmund Schubert

The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler

When You’re the Only Cop in Town, Debra Dixon and Jack Berry

Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, Debra Dixon

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One, Stanley Fish

Save the Cat, Blake Snyder

Marketing and Selling

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell

Blink, Malcolm Gladwell

Outlier, Malcolm Gladwell

Writing Ideas

The Writer’s Book of Matches


Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

I thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brene Brown