Resources for Writers

This is a work in progress…



  • The Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux
  • A Poet’s Guide to Poetry by Mary Kinzie
  • Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir by Natalie Goldberg
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Fiction/General Writing

  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • The Plot Whisperer (and workbook) by Martha Alderson
  • Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months by John Dufresne
  • Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
  • The Scene Book by Sandra Scofield
  • Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • Walking in This World by Julia Cameron
  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
  • Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure by K.M. Weiland
  • Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Better, Faster Writing by Libbie Hawker

Children’s Lit

  • Picture Writing Anastasia Suen
  • Writing Picture Books Ann Whitford Paul
  • The Book: Essential Guide to Publishing for Children by SCBWI
  • Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market
  • The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl Klein


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