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Library "Musts"

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents, 2004
Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents, 2004
This is one of the most valuable tools in my writing library.

No More Rejections: 50 Secrets To Writing A Manuscript That Sells
No More Rejections: 50 Secrets To Writing A Manuscript That Sells
If you have not received rejections--well you are one in a million!

Sell Your Novel Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing and Breaking In
Sell Your Novel Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing and Breaking In

The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life

Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

Some favorites:

On Writing by Stephen King is a book that you won't want to miss. It is full of King's personal journey as a writer and it is full of good suggestions and recommendations. Whether you are a fan of his or not I wouldn't miss this one!

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg is another great book about writing. Before I had any thoughts about writing I read it--and you should too! Goldberg has a new book out called Thunder & Lightening: Cracking Open The Writer's Craft 2001. Don't miss these others by her either: Wild Mind: Living The Writer's Life 1990 or Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World.

Tax & Legal Books:

Tax Tips for Writers by Elizabeth J. Klungness

The New Tax Guide for Performers, Writers, Directors, Designers, and Other Show BIZ Folk: From How to Get Organized to What to do if You Are Audited, including a Monthly Travel Expense Diary
The New Tax Guide for Performers, Writers, Directors, Designers, and Other Show Biz
by R. Brendan Hanlon, Roundleigh Beaton

The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have to): Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writing for the Entertainment Indus
The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have to): Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writing for the Entertainment Industry
by Brooke A. Wharton

Screenwriter's Legal Guide
Screenwriter's Legal Guide
by Stephen Breiner, Stephen F. Clause by Breimer

Writer's Legal Guide
Writer's Legal Guide
(2nd Ed) by Tad Crawford, Tony Lyons

Writer's Legal Companion: The Complete Handbook for the Working Writer, Vol. 3
Writer's Legal Companion: The Complete Handbook for the Working Writer
by Brad Bunnin, Peter Beren

Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers
Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers
by Mark L. Levine

Kirsh's Guide to the Book Contract: For Authors, Publishers, Editors, Agents
Kirsh's Guide to the Book Contract: For Authors, Publishers, Editors, Agents
by Johnathan Kirsh

Kirsch's Handbook of Publishing Law: For Authors, Publishers, Editors, and Agents
Kirsch's Handbook of Publishing Law: For Authors, Publishers, Editors, and Agents
by Johnathan Kirsh

Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers
Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers
by Lloyd J. Jassin, Steve C. Schecter

Selling Subsidiary Rights: An Insider's Guide by Thomas Woll

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers: With Forms on CD-ROM
Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers: With Forms on CD-ROM
by Tad Crawford

Getting Permission: Copyrighted Materials Online and Off
Getting Permission: Copyrighted Materials Online and Off
by Richard Stim

 
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Check the following out for some invaluable tidbits and guidance materials:

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose
Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

Ernest Hemingway on Writing
Ernest Hemingway on Writing

How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences and Paragraphs for Every Situation
How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences and Paragraphs for Every Situation

Accidental Magic: The Wizard's Techniques for Writing Words Worth 1,000 Pictures
Accidental Magic: The Wizard's Techniques for Writing Words Worth 1,000 Pictures

Lapsing into a Comma : A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--and how to Avoid Them
Lapsing into a Comma : A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--and how to Avoid Them

Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing
Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing

Writing the Breakout Novel
Writing the Breakout Novel

How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Steb-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling
How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Steb-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling

Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists
Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing and Publishing Series)
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing and Publishing Series)

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Associated Press Guide to Newswriting: The Resource for Professional Journalists
Associated Press Guide to Newswriting: The Resource for Professional Journalists

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

Craft of Research
Craft of Research

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript
Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript
Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

Writing Your Life: A Journey of Discovery
Writing Your Life: A Journey of Discovery

Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals
Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals

Creative Wisdom for Writers
Creative Wisdom for Writers

You Can Write Children's Books
You Can Write Children's Books

Screenwriting Books:

Ask the Pros: Screenwriting
Ask the Pros: Screenwriting
Brought to you by Final Draft, the leaders in screenwriting software, this handy book is jam packed with answers to all of your burning questions. From formatting to dealmaking.

Breakfast with Sharks: A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the Deal, and Navigating the Murky Waters of Hollywood
Breakfast with Sharks: A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the Deal, and Navigating the Murky Waters of Hollywood

Creating Unforgettable Characters: A Practical Guide to Character Development In Films, TV Series, Advertisements, Novels and Short Stories
Creating Unforgettable Characters: A Practical Guide to Character Development In Films, TV Series, Advertisements, Novels and Short Stories

Making a Good Script Better by Linda Seger.

Advanced Screenwriting: Raising Your Script to the Academy Award Level
Advanced Screenwriting: Raising Your Script to the Academy Award Level

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make
How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

Writer's Guide to Writing Your Screenplay: How to Write Great Screenplays for Movies and Television
Writer's Guide to Writing Your Screenplay: How to Write Great Screenplays for Movies and Television

The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Saleable Screenplay
The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Saleable Screenplay

500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader; Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend
500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader; Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting; A Step-By-Step Guide From Concept To Finished Script
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting; A Step-By-Step Guide From Concept To Finished Script

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
   
   
   

General Writing Book Index by Topic:

How to Write

Writing

Sin & Syntax by Constance Hale

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

How to Say It : Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences & Paragraphs for Every Situation by Rosalie Maggio

Accidental Magic : The Wizard's Techniques for Writing Words Worth 1,000 Pictures

Lapsing Into a Comma by Bill Walsh

The Writer's Journey : Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

The Hero with a Thousand Faces(Mythos Books) by Joseph Campbell

Words Fail Me : What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing by Patricia T. O'Conner

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

How To Write A Damn Good Novel

Verbatim : From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean (Editor)

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Kate L. Turabian

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (5th ed) by Joseph Gibaldi

Associated Press Guide to Newswriting by Rene J. Cappon

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law by Norm Goldstein (Editor), Associated Press, Louis D. Boccardi, The Associated Press

Associated Press Guide to Newswriting by Rene J. Cappon

The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript
Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (Writer's Market Library Series) by Jack Neff, Don Prues, Glenda Tennant Neff

Writing Your Life: A Journey of Discover

Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals

Creative Wisdom for Writers

You Can Write Children's Books

Books By Julia Cameron:

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way Date Book by Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way Creativity Kit
The Artist's Way Engagement Calendar
Inspirations: Meditations from the Artist's Way
The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron

The Quiet Time Companion
God Is Dog Spelled Backwards
Transitions
Blessings
Heart Steps
God Is No Laughing Matter

 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
   
       
   

For Fun!

Any person of any age will adore these books. If you love fairy tales you'll love: Corranda's Crown by Lee Edward Födi.

Rowling is exceptional at backstory if you are looking for a good example!
Harry Potter Book One
Harry Potter Book Two
Harry Potter Book Three
Harry Potter Book Four

My Favorite Authors:

I have a few favorite authors. They don't have much in common except they are/were all prolific in their writing!!

Iyanla Vanzant is a minister, motivational speaker and enpowerment specialist. Her work is timely and directed at healing and growth for all people. If you want to move forward by leaps and bounds then you'll want to read this woman's material!

Until Today! 2000
Yesterday I Cried 2000
Faith In The Valley 1999

If you prefer you can order the smaller paperback:

Faith In The Valley 1996
In The Meantime: Finding Yourself & The Love You Want 1999
Don't Give It Away 1999
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up 1998
The Spirit Of A Man 1997
Value In The Valley 1996
Acts Of Faith 1993

Faith (Audio)
Self Value, Self Worth, Self Love (Audio)

Our Relationship With Money (Audio)
Love, Honor & Obey Yourself. (Audio)
Purpose (Audio)
Vision (Audio)
Trust, Truth, Fact (Audio)
Faith In The Valley (Audio)
Our Relationship With The World
Success Gems 1999 (Multiple Authors)

Colette's books were banned from the United States for a long time and only became common in the 1970's. She wrote during the Victorian era and was quite the bohemian. Her imagery is rich and vivid and only a few of my favorites are listed.

The Claudine Novels
Gigi & The Cat
Cheri & The Last of Cheri
Collected Stories of Colette
The Pure & The Impure
The Vagabond
My Mother's House and Sido

Secrets of the Flesh: The Life of Colette

Gerald Durrell inspired me in my career with animals and I eventually went to train and work at his zoo! He was a naturalist who moved from collecting animals to working at conserving the most endangered species in the world. He is also the brother of writer Lawrence Durrell.

My Family & Other Animals
The Battle for Castle Cockatrice
The Aye-Aye and I
Zoo In My Luggage
The Whispering Land
The Overloaded Ark
The Best of Gerald Durrell

The Authorized Biography of Gerald Durrell

Durrell wrote many other books that are no longer in print.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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