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Some Books on Writing


Here is a list of some wonderful general writing books and nonfiction writing books which have helped me greatly.  I come back to the pages of these books every now and then.



On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Right to Write , An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron   

Writing as a Sacred Path,  A Practical Guide to Writing with Purpose and Passion by Jill Jepson      

Writing Open the Mind, Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and Writer by Andy Couturier                                     

On Being A Writer edited by Bill Strickland

Zen in the Art of Writing, Releasing the Creative Genius Within You Ray Bradbury  



Finding What You Didn’t Lose, Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making by John Fox                                       


Non Fiction

Writing Creative Nonfiction, How to use fiction techniques to make your nonfiction more interesting  by Theodore A. Rees Cheney     

Stalking the Feature Story by William Ruehlmann

Writing for Story, Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction by a Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner by Jon Franklin        

The Power of Personal Storytelling, Spinning Tales to Connect with Others by Jack Maguire                                                                                                                                                                        

Feature and Magazine Article Writing by Janet E. Ramsey

The Points of My Compass by E.B.White

Searching for Your Soul    Writers of Many Faiths Share Their Personal Stories of Spiritual Discovery edited by Katherine Kurs


Happy reading!

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