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Conventional Book Reviews  (standard commentary/review of book) 
Knothole Book Reviews  (a "knothole review" is "not whole"-- 
the concept is to give insights into an author's style, craft, and knowledge
through selected excerpts.)

 
Basic Books for the Writer  (annotated list)

Bank, Richard D.:  The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction 

Binchy, Maeve: The Maeve Binchy Writers’ Club 
 (with contributions from ten other writers)

Brande, Dorothea: Becoming a Writer 

Robert Lee Brewer, Ed.:  2007 Writer’s Market 

Brogan, Kathryn S.: 2006 Writer’s Market 

Burraway, Janet: Writing Fiction:  A Guide to Narrative Craft 

Cousins, Norman:  Human Options 

Grafton, Sue, Editor; with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman: Writing Mysteries
(with contributions from about three dozen other writers)

King, Stephen:  On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft 

Minot, Stephen: Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry,  Fiction,  and Drama 

Nickell, Kelly: The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic 

Olsen, D., Bevilacqua, M., Hayes, J. C. : The Big Book of Words You Should Know 

Provost, Gary:  Make Your Words Work 

Roerden, Chris:  Don’t Sabotage Your Submission: 
Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A. 

Strunk, Jr., William & White, E. B.: Elements of Style

Zinsser, William: Writing to Learn 













 

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