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Books on Writing

Reviewed and Approved

The reviewers of these books are members of SPAWN, the Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network. We depend on these books for the information we need to publish professionally. These are the books we recommend to each other and to you.

Follow the links to read what our reviewers have to say about these outstanding books on publishing.


From First Draft to Finished Novel

The Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

Copyright Companion for Writers

Your Writing Coach, From Concept to Character, From Pitch to Publication

The Way of Story, The Craft and Soul of Writing

The Writer Within You, A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing In Your Retirement Years

Screenplay Story Analysis: The Art and Business

The Positive Dictionary: Only Words With Positive Messages

Becoming Your Own Critique Partner

Write in Style: Using Your Word Processor and Other Techniques to Improve Your Writing

Over 101 No Cost (And Low Cost) Techniques to Turbo Charge Your Freelance Income

Writing in Retirement

The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock: The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Selling More Work Faster

The "Hush Hush" Secrets to Writing Fiction That Sells

The Best of the Magazine Markets for Writers (2006)

The Perfect Screenplay: Writing It and Selling It

Five Fast Steps to Better Writing

Master Class in Fiction Writing, Techniques From Austen, Hemingway and Other Greats

265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writing Nonfiction

The Street Smart Writer: Self Defense Against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World

The Complete Writer: A Guide to Tapping Your Full Potential

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments

How To Say It and Write It Correctly, Now

Six Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money

"Knock Their Socks Off! A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Query Letters That Sell"

The Author's Toolkit: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Book

A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Editing

The Elements of Grammar

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Writing Fiction Step by Step

Work Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer

Writing with Cats

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments

Grammar Traps: A Handbook of the 20 Most Common Grammar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Well-Fed Writer: Back for Seconds

How to Make a Living as a Poet



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