Writing and Editing

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On Writing
1.  On Writing by Stephen King
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  "Start here, for fiction at least. Wow, a read that goes down like hot chocolate. The practicality emerges through his story and should be any beginner's starting place. In my opinion :)."
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The Elements of Style
2.  The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
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  "The classic for all, do I need say more? Ok, get one. Timeless advice, sometimes misinterpreted by others."
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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
3.  Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
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  "Don't miss this toolkit. On it's own, it has the power to overhaul anyone's writing.  From word to sentence, paragraph to passage, chapter to novel-this covers the lot. Well written and classic."
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The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing
4.  The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Kane
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  "A nice, comprehensive book, easily digested and covers a few different areas than some of the others. Including writing purpose and audience."
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Writing With Power
5.  Writing With Power by Peter Elbow
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  "A book of the inspiration/romance sort. How to tap into your writing. Practical ways to do this are listed-it's not an Edit/Grammer/Style book, rather a get in touch with how you can produce. *****"
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Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
6.  Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwald Cook
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  "Nice book on line editing. Well put together, though some vocabulary used, I had to look up! Well worth having"
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Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
7.  Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. Le Guin
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  "A joy to read, short and imaginative, Le Guin does a nice job here!"
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Rulebook for Arguments
8.  Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston
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  "Short and simple-the title is accurate. Useful brief reference."
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The Imaginative Argument: A Practical Manifesto for Writers
9.  The Imaginative Argument: A Practical Manifesto for Writers by Frank L. Cioffi
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  "Lovely writing, discusses arguement and essays in some depth. Enjoyable read!"
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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Eminem and Homer (Simpson) Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
10.  Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Eminem and Homer (Simpson) Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
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  "An easy, free flowing modern take on uses of rhetoric and figures in the real world."
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Figures of Speech: 60 Ways To Turn A Phrase
11.  Figures of Speech: 60 Ways To Turn A Phrase by Arthur Quinn
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  "Charming, witty reference; Not always totally clear, use with some of the others."
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A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms
12.  A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms by Lanham
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  "Well worth having for rhetoric and figures. Nicely done."
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Artful Sentences: Syntax As Style
13.  Artful Sentences: Syntax As Style by Virginia Tufte
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  "Dip into:Often! Fantastic resource, I didn't know sentences could vary in structure so much. Great to imitate!"
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The Art of Nonfiction: Its Theory and Practice
14.  The Art of Nonfiction: Its Theory and Practice by Ayn Rand
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  "Interesting insights into the writing process."
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The Art of Fiction: a Guide for Writers and Readers
15.  The Art of Fiction: a Guide for Writers and Readers by Ayn Rand
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  "More insights, look at her discussion on the subconscious and filling it up. Excellent and concise discussion."
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Writing on Both Sides of the Brain
16.  Writing on Both Sides of the Brain by Henriette Anne Klauser
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  "Enjoyed this one, another easy read; tackle your inner critic and get flowing, words wise!"
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