Non-Fiction Writing Books: Suggestions?

libraryMonday is the day I usually share a book about writing with all of you. You can find examples of this in my reads category.  While I still have plenty of books to talk about on the page, I recently finished reading the last one I have in my possession. Instead of trusting Amazon or Goodreads, I thought I would take a day to see if any of you would be kind enough to offer me some suggestions.

To avoid replication, a while back I posted the last twenty books I had read that examined some aspect of writing. Since then, I’ve added a few to the list:

Editors on Editing, by Gerald C. Gross
Cryptozoology A to Z, by Loren Coleman & Jerome Clark
Developmental Editing, by Scott Norton
Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker
Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales, by Marie-Louise von Franz

question-markSeeing all of this, what am I missing out on? I’d love to snag some more great books. If I’m not doing self-study in my limited downtime, I’m usually doing something less than productive. Help ol’ QE out! [Note: If you’ve suggested a book in a comment to me, I’ve likely ordered it already and am waiting for it arrive.] Until our quills clash again, keep reading, keep writing, and as always—stay sharp!

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  1. After your inspirational post to eat my greens, I went hunting at the local bookshop and found ‘How to be a writer – secrets from the inside’ by Stewart Ferris. I’d actually be interested to see what you think of it (if you havent mentioned it before and I just missed it…)

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  2. Some books I have found insightful and inspiring include “Palm Sunday” by Kurt Vonnegut, “My Generation: Collected Fiction” by William Styron, and “Prelude to Lyrical Ballads” by William Wordsworth. Also “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf and “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” by Mary Wollstonecraft. Enjoy.

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