- Effective Magazine Writing: Let your Words Reach the World, Roger C. Palms, Shaw, 2000.
- Just Write! Susan Titus Osborne, ACW Press, 2000.
- Writing for Magazines: A Beginner’s Guide, Cheryl Sloan Wray, McGraw-Hill, revised 2004. This one is now considered a textbook, so it is fairly expensive.
- Writer’s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing, Michelle Ruberg, ed., WD Books, 2004.
- How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at It, Dennis E. Hensley, Shaw/Waterbrook, 2000.
- The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing, Leonard G. Goss & Don M. Aycock, Broadman and Holman, Nashville, 2006.
- Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Natalie Goldberg, Shamhala Publications, 1996.
- Christian Writers Market Guide now available in print and online.
- Writer’s Market, Writers Digest Books, published annually in regular and deluxe edition (includes subscription to www.writersmarket.com). Some libraries have it.
- A Step in the Write Direction: The Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers, Donna Clark Goodrich, available on her website, The Writer’s Friend.
- Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams: Insider Secrets to Skyrocket Your Success, Terry Whalin.
- For the Write Reason: 31 Writers, Agents and Editors Share Their Experiences With Christian Publishing, Marybeth Whalen, editor.
- Marketing for Dummies, C. Smith and Alexander Hiam, John Wiley & Sons, UK, 2006.
- Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons to Help You Sell Your Work, Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman and Michael Larson, Writers Digest Books, New York, 2000.
Grammar and Style:
- The Associated Press Stylebook, updated annually, for newspapers, newsletters, flyers. Online at http://www.apstylebook.com/, subscription cost is $25/year.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press, 2010. Also online at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html. Subscription cost, $35 annually. New print edition coming soon (2010).
- The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, Zondervan, 2004.
- Macmillan Teach Yourself Grammar and Style, Pamela R. Hahn, Dennis E. Hensley, 2000.
- Polishing the “PUGS” (Punctuation, Usage, Grammar and Spelling), Kathy Ide, 2005. Highly recommended by Cecil Murphey, www.kathyide.com. Reviewed on this blog.
- Committed But Flawed, Cecil Murphey, AMG Publishers, 2004.
- Write His Answer, Marlene Bagnull, ACW Press, 2001.
- How to Keep a Spiritual Journal: A Guide to Journal Keeping for Inner Growth and Personal Discovery, Ron Klug, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, 2002.
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