The Craft

Here you will find books and websites recommended by us on the writing craft.

Recommendations by Jennifer

*How to Grow a Novel by Sol Stein
*Write His Answer (devotional) by Marlene Bagnull
*Self-editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
*The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
*The Complete Guide to Christian Writing and Speaking by Susan Titus Osborn
*The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell
*Revision and Self-editing by James Scott Bell
*Writing Fiction For All You’re Worth by James Scott Bell (E-book)
*A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published by Terry Burns
*All leadership and success books by John C. Maxwell

Recommendations by Betty
Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus

Recommendations by Christina

English Through the Ages by William Brohaugh (This was recommended by a friend. After reviewing it it’s a must have for historical writers)
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
The Writer’s little Helper by James V. Smith, Jr.
Hooked: Write fiction that grabs readers at page one & never let never lets them go by Les Edgerton
Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon
**Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
**The Emotion Thesaurus by Ackerman and Puglisi

The Bookshelf Muse A recommendation from Jennifer, which I highly second.
Story Sensai

Recommendations by John

Story by Robert McKee, specifically about screenwriting but a great resource for structure.
Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
20 Master Plots and How to Build Them by Ron Tobias
On Writing Well, by William Zinsser

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