Recommendations For Books On Writing Generally
October 10, 2012 6:21 AM Subscribe
I need recommendations for books on writing that address general craft issues - help?
posted by xenization to Writing & Language (15 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing a research essay for school about how university textbooks and commercial books tackle the subject of writing. The former I've got covered. As for the latter, I'm currently putting together a list.
The wrinkle: I'm looking for popular/commercial titles that address writing in a general sense, rather than paying specific attention to the conventions of a given form (memoir, fiction, poetry, etc.). Even ones that talk about a specific form AND more general issues (idea generating, revision, sentence construction, etc.) would be fair game. Some examples:
On Writing by Stephen King
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg
The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Other suggestions? Thanks!