Reading for Beginning Writers
This page lists the books I recommend for Beginning Writers. To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, just click on either the title or the cover. Additional sources for obtaining out of print books are listed on the Links at right.
These books have been helpful to my students–and myself–as we study our craft and art. I hope they’ll be useful to you as well.
|Reading for Beginning Writers|
The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers.
|Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter.
What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers.
The Passionate, Accurate Story: Making Your Heart’s Truth into Literature.
Becoming a Writer.
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life.
|Natalie Goldberg, Natalie Colbery.
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within.
Poetry in the Making: An Anthology.
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.
|James Moffett (Editor), Kenneth R. McElheny (Editor).
Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories.
This revised edition bows a little too much to political correctness. The
|Larry Phillips (Editor), F. Scott Fitzgerald.
F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing.
|Larry W. Phillips (Editor), Ernest Hemingway.
Ernest Hemingway on Writing.
Simon & Shuster Trade Paperbacks, 1999.
|William Harmon, C. Hugh Holman (Contributor), William Flint Thrall, addi Hibbard.
A Handbook to Literature, (7th Ed).
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit.