Recommended Resources

THE BASICS

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.

A good thesaurus (Roget's or Synonym Finder)

Microsoft Word spell-check and grammar tools, including readability statistics


EDITING, GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND STYLE

Associated Press Stylebook

Chicago Manual of Style (also online, www.chicagomanualofstyle.org)

Copyeditor’s Handbook, Amy Einsohn

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss

Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White

First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile, Noah Lukeman

A Grammar Handbook for You and I (Oops, Me!), C. Edward Good

Right, Wrong & Risky, Mark Davidson

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, Renni Browne and Dave King

Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences, Kitty Burns Florey


WRITING

A Writer’s Guide to Fiction, Elizabeth Lyon

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King

Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction, James Alexander Thom

Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg

Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, Judith Barrington


PUBLISHING

Writer's Digest books on writing query letters and book proposals, www.writersdigest.com

Writer's Market

Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Self-Employment-Taxes/A-Tax-Cheat-Sheet-for-Kindle-eBook-Self-Publishing/INF29515.html (tax advice for self-publishers of Kindle books)


COPYRIGHT

US Copyright Office, www.copyright.gov

Copyright and Permissions: What Every Writer and Editor Should Know, by Elsa Peterson

Copyright Clearance for Creatives, by Joyce Miller and Dr. C. Daniel Miller

www.ascap.com and www.bmi.com for permission to use song lyrics