Books on Writing

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For Middle School, High School and Beyond

"The Elements of Style"(fourth edition) by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White

"Writing Magic" by Gail Carson Levine

"Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life" by Anne Lamott

"The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile" by Noah Lukeman

"Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind" by Natalie Goldberg

"How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling" by James N. Frey

"On Writing Well" by William Zinsser

"Essential Literary Terms" by Sharon Hamilton

"Because Writing Matters" by Carl Nagin & The National Writing Project (Jossey-Bass)

"Active Voice: A program of Writing Across the Curriculum" by James Moffett (Heinemann)

"The Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You" by Ralph Fletcher

"What’s Your Story? A Young Person’s Guide to Writing Fiction" by Marion Dane Bauer

"On Writing" by Stephen King

"The Artist’s Way" by Julia Cameron

For younger writers:

"Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing" by Josephine Nobisso

"Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street" by Roni Schotter

"Punctuation Takes a Vacation" by Robin Pulver

"The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown

"What Do Authors Do?" by Eileen Christelow

"If You Were a Writer" by Joan Lowery Nixon

"Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write and Illustrate Terrific Books" by Loren Leedy

"You Have to Write" by Janet Wong

"It Came From Beneath the Bed!" by James Howe

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