I’m happily knee-deep in the middle of writing my next book, so during a break to stretch the legs and back, I cleaned my desk. Among the many things I cleared off were books on writing or editing. Every writer who has been at the craft for any length of time has a decent stack of them, but probably only a few favorites.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne & Dave King. This has got to be my all-time favorite.
The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White.
On Writing, by Stephen King.
Description & Setting, by Ron Rozelle.
The First Five Pages, by Noah Lukeman. Once you have finished editing, take a look through the eyes of an agent.
Do you have a favorite that you’d like to recommend?
Quote: I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter. ~James Michener
What’s on the iPod: The Host, by Stephanie Meyer