Writing Tips and Resources

The Elements of Style, 4th ed. by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White     A concise review with examples of the principles of usage and composition, as well as writing tips.

Finding Your Writer’s Voice, A Guide to Creative Fiction by Thaisa Frank and Dorothy Wall

Word Painting, The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, Revised Edition by Rebecca McClanahan

Language Making Nature, A Handbook for Writers, Artists, and Thinkers by David Lukas

Wired for Story, The Writers’ Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron

Writing Fiction, A Guide to Narrative Craft, 10th Edition, by Janet Burroway with Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Ned Stuckey-French

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, How to Edit Yourself into Print, 2nd Ed. by Renni Browne & Dave King

Descriptions and examples of literary devices: Literary Devices

Examples of metaphors in literature and pop culture: Examples of metaphors

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi, 2012     I have found this book to be invaluable for showing rather than telling how a character feels.  It’s a handy guide to emotions and the associated body language.