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.
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.
Stephen King: Enough said.
-Bag of Bones
-The Talisman: coauthored with Peter Staub.
Dean Koontz: Enough said.
-Seize the night
-Book of Shadows- quotes from his books. Not an actual book.
-Odd Thomas series
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.
-Lord of the Rings
I will update my list as new books are added to the collection. Cheers, james