I’m only putting this down/posting it up while I think of it so I don’t lose it: it’s the reference list I used to create Blogging for Writers, also known as Blogging As Writer’s Practice. Feel free to read them all yourself, but then feel guilty enough to register for the class anyway.
- Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer’s Life by Bonni Goldberg
- The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity by Tristine Rainer
- Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest by Christina Baldwin
- Word Play, Word Power: A Woman’s Personal Growth Workbook by Kimberley Snow
For Writing Exercises and Education:
- Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write by Henriette Anne Klauser
- If You Want to Write: a Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
- Write More, Sell More: Strategies and shortcuts to make your writing profitable by Robert Bly
- Complete Guide to Writing and Selling NonFiction by Hayes B. Jacobs
- Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury
- Word by Word: an Inspirational Look at the Craft of Writing by John Tullius, Elizabeth Engstrom and the presenters of the Maui Writers Conference
- On Writing Well: an informal guide to writing nonfiction by William Zinsser
- Writing: an informal, anecdotal guide to the secrets of crafting and selling non-fiction by Adrian Waller
- and the biggie: The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon, Twelve Weeks to Creative Freedom by Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron, and Catherine Allen
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I’d add John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction to the list – great individual and group exercises and it also helps you to read critically again if you’ve fallen into the plot/character-driven reading.
I’m frequently looking for brand-new articles in the WWW about this topic. Thankz!