Writer’s Library Part 1: Books Every Christian Writer Should Have

There are many great writing books that will help writers with their craft. These are the books I consider as must haves.

Learning the Craft:

Self Editing For Fiction Writers by Browne and King (If you don’t buy any other book, buy this one.)

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

On Writing by Steven King (Warning: There is a little objectionable language in this book. But it’s still well worth reading.)

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

The Fire In Fiction by Donald Maas

Writing For the Soul by Jerry Jenkins

Plotting Books

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

from the Inside…Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you! by Susan May Warren

Deep and Wide: Advanced Fiction Techniques by Susan May Warren

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress

Resource Books:

Merriman Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 11th Collegiate (Very helpful for historical writers because it has the date each word originated.)

Chicago Manual of Style (Considered the final authority on grammar by most publishers.)

My next blog will post books on submitting, marketing, genre, and research.

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8 thoughts on “Writer’s Library Part 1: Books Every Christian Writer Should Have

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  4. Personally, I would prefer Bradbury’s Zen on Writing rather than Stephen King’s On Writing not just because of the language. I just think it’s a better book. And I absolutely love Jerry Jenkin’s Writing for The Soul. Looking forward to your other suggestions. 🙂

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