Reading List

These are our favourite books on the craft and business of writing, rewriting and revising.

  • The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
  • The Elements of F*cking Style by Baker and Hansen
  • The Artful Edit by Susan Bell
  • The Careful Writer by Theodore Bernstein
  • Save the Cat! Writes A Novel by Jessica Brody
  • Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King
  • The Canadian Press Stylebook
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Line by Line by Claire Kehrwald Cook
  • Story Genius by Lisa Cron
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook by Amy Einsohn
  • The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • The Transitive Vampire by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
  • Writer With a Day Job by Aine Greaney
  • The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
  • Story by Robert McKee
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress
  • The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner
  • The Art of Styling Sentences by Longknife & Sullivan
  • The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
  • Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon
  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
  • “Shut up!” he explained by William Noble
  • Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich
  • Word Sorcery by Vanessa Ricci-Thode
  • The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
  • Tell Me What You See by Caroline Topperman
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig
  • The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig

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