Books on Writing

@Hart57 (359)
United States
April 10, 2007 6:33pm CST
"The Elements of Style" by William Strunk, Jr. is a noted classic among books on writing. I have had a copy for years, and, needless to say, have found it enormously helpful. But I was wondering if their are other books -- perhaps of a more current vintage -- that rise to the level of Strunk's little treasure. Any suggestions? Comments? Your thoughs on the matter are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
Personally books on the craft of writing appeal to me more than those on the structure, like "Elements Of Style". My two favorite writing books are "On Writing", by Stephen King and "Bird by Bird", by Anne Lamott. Both are excellent in describing and illustrating the creative process of writing. I highly recommend both as a must for any writers library.
@Hart57 (359)
• United States
12 May 07
I like to find good books on particular topics and read them over and over again. This way I ensure that I really absorb the material. I am looking for a good book on the craft of writing, so thank you very much for the recommendations.
• United States
25 Nov 07
Here's my favorite: "If You Can Talk You Can Write" by Joel Saltzman. I also like Anne Lammott's "Bird By Bird".