[Update: See the post 37 Favorite Books on Writing for a list that includes recommendations from readers’ comments.]
I am following with excitement writer Michelle Johnson’s journey toward opening a book store! Yesterday, she posted this announcement:
“I just came back from the City of Virginia Beach offices yesterday, armed with my new business license.
“The store name, ‘Cozy Corner’, is officially mine. Thank goodness! I have spent countless hours designing business cards, store signage and other stationary not even considering that I might not be able to use the name. I also secured the website cozycorneronline (dot) com, which I am working away at designing and hope to have up and running within a week.” Read More
Michelle has asked for ideas for writing reference books to stock in her store, so I am sharing my list, below, and I urge you either to share yours here, as well, or share them on her site.
I limited myself to the first ten that came to mind, so I know I am missing some really good ones, and they are alphabetical, rather than in order of preference (ranking them would be just too hard). Enjoy!
Elements Of Writing Fiction: Characters & Viewpoint, by Orson Scott Card
On a separate note, be sure to read Kate Grace’s interview with writer Kelsey Ketch, where Kelsey divulges her favorite curse word (you’ll never guess).