Essential Books for Writers


This is the booklist that I wish someone had provided to me forty-five years ago. The authors listed in my “Essential Books for Writers” have been my virtual writing coaches for many years. They gave me solid spiritual and writing foundations, as well as indispensable tools of the craft. They helped me to write and publish many articles, blogs, stories, poems, and essays. They instructed me through my dissertation. And finally, coached me through the publishing of my first non-fiction book, We’re the ‘sons of God’ . . . So What? The booklist is an old, familiar friend. And my virtual mentors will help me complete my novels in progress. I turn to them often for inspiration and instruction. I commend them to you.*

QUESTIONS: Is there a book(s) you would add? What do YOU consider an essential book for believing writers? And do I have your permission to add it/them to my list?

*I do not agree with everything they say or the way that they say it. But as a discerning adult, you can separate the valuable from the worthless, and gather the nuggets that were worth your search.

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