Books Related to Writing

book ideaWe are involved in a couple of projects that seem to center around creative non-fiction, once called the New Journalism; it’s the use of literary devices from fiction in works of non-fiction, hence creative non-fiction.

In alphabetical order by the author’s last name, some of these are newer and some ar more mature but we have found them helpful.

  1. Berg, Elizabeth, Escaping Into The Open
  2. Christensen, Francis. Notes Toward a New Rhetoric: 6 Essays for Teachers
  3. Christensen, Francis and Bonniejean Christensen. A New Rhetoric.
  4. Long, Priscilla. The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life.
  5. Peterson, Brenda and Sarah Jane Freymann. Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir.
  6. Roorbach, Bill. Writing Life Stories: How to Make memories into Memoirs, ideas in Essays, and life into Literature.

Maybe they’ll you writers also. If they do, drop us a line.

Do you have a favorite book about writing that has helped you?


About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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