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Books on Writing—
Some Personal Favorites

Copyright 2003; 2017 by Patricia Anderson



Writers write—that's the bottom line. But enhancing your knowledge and honing your skills through reading is also crucial to writing well. And, ideally, your reading will include a good book or two about the art, craft, and challenge of writing.

There are a great many helpful books on writing, and which ones of these work best for you will depend on your needs and goals as a writer. For me, as both a writer and an editor assisting other writers, the books listed below are the ones that I refer back to time and again. The fact that these have appeared in new editions indicates their ongoing usefulness to many other writers and editors.

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