Christmas
is around the corner. After Christmas is the time when I stock up on books on my three favorite subjects: storytelling, grammar, and punctuation. So, for your bookseller gift-card buying spree, may I recommend the following:
Recommended Reading
Punctuation and Grammar
Nitty-Gritty Grammar (A
Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Punctuation)
Edith
H. Fine and Judith P. Josephson
§
Painless Grammar
Rebecca
Elliott, Ph.D.
§
The Elements of Style
William
Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White
§
Merriam Webster’s Guide to
Punctuation and Style
§
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Renni
Browne and Dave King
§
Punctuation: Plain and Simple
Edgar
C. Alwaard and Jean A. Alward
§
The Curious Case of the
Misplaced Modifier
Bonnie
Trenga
§
Lapsing Into a Comma
Bill
Walsh
§
Write (Or Is That “Right”?) Every
Time
Lottie
Stride
§
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty
Trips for Better Writing
Mignon
Fogarty
§
Grammar by Diagram (Book
and Workbook)
City
L. Vitto
§
A Dash of Style: The Art and
Mastery of Punctuation
Noah
Lukeman
Recommended Reading
The Writing Craft
Point of View
Rivet Your Readers with Deep
Point of View
Jill
Elizabeth Nelson
§
The Power of Point of View: Make
Your Story Come to Life
Alicia
Rasley
§
Showing vs. Telling,
Dialogue, Characters, Conflict & Pacing
Writing Fiction for Dummies
Randy
Ingermanson
§
Plot and Structure,
Revision and Self-Editing and
Conflict and Suspense
James
Scott Bell
§
The Fire in Fiction
Writing the Next Break-Through
Novel
(Book and Workbook)
Donald
Maass
§
Getting into Character
Brandilyn
Collins
§
Creating Characters
Techniques of the Selling Writer
Dwight
V. Swain
§
Building Believable Characters
Marc
McCutcheon
§
The Plot Thickens
The First Five Pages
Noah
Lukeman

 Happy editing.

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