My Reference Library

These are my go to books on writing. Some for information, some for inspiration and some for the halibut. I hope these authors might help you as they have helped me. I have grouped them by author.

Bartlett’s Book of Quotations

Lawrence Block: mystery writer genius. He has been one of my favorite writing authors.
-Telling Lies for Fun and Profit
-Spider, Spin Me a Web
-Lawrence Block on Writing: Writing the Novel, The Liar’s Bible, and The Liar’s Companion (three volume ebook)

Terry Brooks: a recent addition to my library. I have not read the Sharnara Chronicles yet.                     – Sometimes the Magic Works: a book on writing that is very worth reading.

Sir Arther Conan Doyle: A lifelong love affair with mystery.
-Sherlock Holmes

Lazette Gilford: awesome little ebook on National Novel Writing Month.
-NaNo for the New and Insane

Robert E. Howard: a wonderful word smith that inspires my imagination. A writer’s writer at least for me.
-Conan series

Stephen King: Enough said.
-On Writing
-Bag of Bones
-The Talisman: coauthored with Peter Staub.

Dean Koontz: Enough said.
-Seize the night
-Dragon Tears
-Frankenstein series
-Book of Shadows- quotes from his books. Not an actual book.
-Odd Thomas series

Merriam-Webster dictionary

Scott Nichlson: smashword author, very cool ebook about writing.
-Write Good or Die

Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island, a favorite story growing up.
-Essays on the Art of Writing (new addition)

JRR Tolken: my gold standard in fantasy. A level to strive for but few will obtain.
-The Hobbit
-Lord of the Rings

I will update my list as new books are added to the collection. Cheers, james

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