5a) Books & Articles

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•  Dillard, Annie, The Writing Life, 1990
•  King, Stephen, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, 2010
•  Carpenter, Hunphrey, The Inklings (Thursday evenings at Oxford in the ‘30’s”  C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams – remarkable friends and scholars- met to talk philosophy and read aloud from their works. In that special time and place, their imaginations ran wild, resulting in enchanting fantasies that have captivated millions the world over)
•  Ray, Robert, The Weekend Novelist, 1994
•  Daigh, Ralph, Maybe You Should Write a Book, (quotes and encouragement & inspiration from many successful authors)
•  Conroy, Pat, My Reading Life, (bestselling author of nine previous books – several made into films:    The Great Santini, The Pirnce of Tides, and Conrak)
•  Idea Catcher: An Inspiring Journal for Writers (story Press), 1998
•  Zinsser, William, On Writing Well, 2006
•  Clark, Roy Peter, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, 2008
•  LaRocque, The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well, 2003
•  Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, 1995
•  Strunk, White & Angell, The Elements of Style (4th Edition) , 1999
•  Booth, Colomb, & Williams, The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) 2008
•  Wyrick, Jean, Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings (2013)
•  Hall & Birkerts, Writing Well (2008)
•  Cook, Claire Kehrwald, How to Edit Your Own Writing, (1985)