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Great Books That Inspire Writing

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Great Books That Inspire Writing

Building on my last post about books that inspire reading, here are some of my favorite books that celebrate and/or support writing, for children and adults:

The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli

Author: A True Story, by Helen Lester

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook, by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss

Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street

And here are some of my favorite adult books about writing:

On writing in general…

The Well Fed Writer & The Well Fed Self-Publisher, by Peter Bowerman

Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg

Bird by Bird, Anne LaMott

One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers, Gail Sher

On Writing, Steven King

On writing for kids…

Writing Children’s Books for Dummies, Lisa Rojany Buccieri & Peter Economy

How to Write a Children’s Picture Book – Volumes 1 – 4, Eve Heidi Bine-Stock

How To Write A Children’s Book And Get It Published, Barbara Seuling

The Idiot’s Guide To Children’s Book Publishing, Harold Underdown

The Business of Writing for Children, Aaron Shepard

It’s a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Competitive Children’s Book Market, Olga Litowinsky

The Giblin Guide to Writing Children’s Books, James Cross Giblin

Take Joy, Jane Yolen

Picture Writing,  Anastasia Suen

Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children, Nancy Lamb

Writing Fiction for Children: Stories Only You Can Tell, Judy Morris.

Writing for Children and Teenagers, Lee Wyndham

You Can Write Children’s Books, Tracey Dils

Gates of Excellence: On Reading and Writing Books for Children, Katherine Paterson

On Writing for Children and Other People, Julius Lester

Creating Characters Kids Will Love, Elaine Marie Alphin

What are your favorite books that celebrate and inspire writing?

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