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Recommended Reading and Listening

Writers need to read, too! This selection of titles is in no way comprehensive, but has something to show writers about style, the craft, or are just all-around good reads.

Reference Works:

A Writer’s Reference, Diana Hacker

The Elements of Style, Strunk & White

Writing & Publishing Podcasts:

88 Cups of Tea, hosted by Yin Chang

First Draft, hosted by Sarah Enni

Lake Superior Writers

Launch, hosted by John August

Print Run Podcast, hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane

Pub(lishing) Crawl

Writer’s Bone, hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy

Writing Excuses

Helpful Websites & Articles:

“7 Reasons to Embrace the Author Reading”

Alan Cooper’s Homonyms

“The Basics of Self-Editing”

The Manuscript Academy

Manuscript Wish List

“Nuts and Bolts: ‘Thought’ Verbs,” by Chuck Palahniuk

Story Hospital

Books about Writing & Publishing:

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott

The Business of Being a Writer, by Jane Friedman

On Writing, by Steven King

Reading Like a Writer, by Francine Prose

Self-Editing for Self-Publishers, by Richard Bradburn

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

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, by Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and Ned Stuckey-French

The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work, edited by Maria Arana

Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury