Thursday, June 25, 2009

weekly writing coach: stocked bookshelf

UPDATED: This week, the coach wants your input: If you're a writer, which reference books do you keep on your shelf? I started this conversation on Twitter and have these contributions to help you get started:
If you're a speechwriter or science writer, your shelf may be more specialized of course--so feel free to suggest references for various formats, styles and specialties. Whatever your focus, add to this list in the comments and share what inspires or educates you while you're writing.

UPDATE: Here are more entries, submitted by email, Twitter and Facebook. Put your suggestions in the comments to keep the list going:
Click on any of the links above to buy the books now.


Amy said...

I also like Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss and The Observation Deck: A Toolkit for Writers, by Naomi Epel when I need a creative jumpstart.

Amy Harbison
Director of Communications
Meyer Foundation

Beth Schachter said...

As a science communicator who teaches scientists to become better grant- and manuscript writers, I point people straight to Barry Tarshis' How to Write Like a Pro, and Roy Peter Clark's 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.