Top 20 Writer Resources

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B.White: “Though I’ve read two other great books on writing, this one really got me rolling down my writing journey, so it stands out in my mind. I also give it points for being so concise and as a result not very intimidating. For those starting out on their writing path, this is a good bet. It’s basic and effective.” – Bamboo Forest
On Writing by Stephen King: “Simply the best.” – Craig Cardimon
On Writing Well by William Zinsser: “I’ve re-read William Zinsser’s On Writing Well every year since I first read it in high school. Excellent book.” – Will Sansbury
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott: “Wonderfully sincere, funny and helpful. Just made so much sense to me – loved it!” – Amy Palko
Chicago Manual of Style: “It’s huge, thorough, honest, authoritative, entertaining, and always there to refer to. Knocks Strunk and White into a cocked hat.” – Katy Evans-Bush.
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg: “The one I gift the most to writers.” – Mike Sansone
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: “For a different kind of direction, certainly. And it is early yet in my focused writing.” – Karen Hohman Almeida
Reading like a Writer by Francine Prose: “It has given me the ability to break down why a piece of writing is good, and there’s no better way to learn.” – MeiLin Miranda
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland: “Great for inspiration.” – Joanne aka soulsprite
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande: “For inspirational and ‘pull-your-socks-up.’” – Katy Evans-Bush
The Renegade Writer by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell: “…because I’m always one for breaking the rules!” – Mary
The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters that Rock by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor) by Gary Provost
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass: “One of the best I’ve read.” – Dawn Herring
Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell – “The knowledge that Morrell imparts is educational and constructive.”

~ Meryl K.Evans

* This is a list I trimmed down.

To see the full list or learn more about Meryl K. Evans you can go to

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s