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CRAFT BOOKS
EVERY WRITER SHOULD OWN

If You Want to Write
If You Want to Write
by Brenda Ueland
Graywolf Press
Reinert Libary
Amazon.com

A smart and funny examination of writing and creativity-- indispensable.
Writing the Australian Crawl
Writing the Australian Crawl
by
William Stafford
U of Michigan Press
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Personal and reliable advice on the craft and career of writing poetry.
The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
by John Gardner
Vintage Press
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

A great guide for those who feel blocked and for those who find the task of writing too daunting.
Bird by Bird
Bird by Bird
by
Anne Lamott
Anchor Books
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Quite simply, this is the smartest and funniest book about writing that has ever been written. An absolute must-read for writers.

MORE CRAFT BOOKS

Writing Fiction, by Janet Burroway
Watson-Guptill
An indispensable guide to writing of short fiction
Amazon.com

Fires, by Raymond Carver
Vintage
Invaluable guide to the mind of a fiction writer
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Aspects of the Novel, by EM Forster
Harcourt Brace
Classic guide to the making of novels
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Writing Past Dark, by Bonnie Friedman
HarperPerennial
Inspiring commentary on the writing life
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

On Becoming a Novelist, by John Gardner
HarperCollins
Thoughts on the making of novels and novelists
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Creative Nonfiction, by
Philip Gerard
Story Press
A reliable guide to this newly defined genre
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird, by Donald Hall
U of Michigan P
Explores the psychic origins of poetry and more
Amazon.com

The Triggering Town, by Richard Hugo
WW Norton
Practical and quirky advice on writing poetry
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

The Forest for the Trees

by Besty Lerner
Very good inside look at publishing from an editor's perspective.
Amazon.com

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
WW Norton
Reinert Library
Amazon.com

Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern
Laureleaf
Fascinating fiction exercises and attitudes
Amazon.com

The Reporter's Handbook, by Steve Weinberg (ed.)
St. Martins P
Indispensable for writers of creative non-fiction
Reinert Library
Amazon.com



    

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