Recommended Reading

For Fiction Writers

  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
  • Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
  • Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
  • Writing and Selling the Christian Novel by Penelope J. Stokes
  • The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them) by Jack M. Bickham
  • The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman
  • Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French
  • Christian Fiction Online Magazine

For All Writers

  • Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande
  • Christian Writer’s Market Guide by Sally Stuart
  • Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Publicize Your Book by Jacqueline Deval
  • The Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer
  • A Christian Writer’s Manual of Style by Bob Hudson & Shelley Townsend
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • You Can Market Your Book by Carmen Leal
  • The Art of the Book Proposal by Eric Maisel
  • Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul by Susan Harrow