A few of my favorite books on writing
In keeping with the current ‘writing’ theme, here are my favorite books on writing. I think of the first four as ‘must haves’ though I obviously have them all!
- The Elements of Style, The (4th Edition) by William Strunk & E. B. White
- On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition by William K. Zinsser
- Thinking on Paper by V.A. Howard & J.H. Barton
- Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale
- Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists by Barry J. Rosenberg
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- On Writing and Misery by Stephen King
- Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
FYI, I have no association with Amazon (the links to the books above); however, I think of Amazon as the Wikipedia of ‘stuff’ and as much a reference as an online mall.
(09/26/08) – I have copies of all but the Stephen King books in my office if you’d like to have a look.–wsk