Whether you plan to pen the next great American novel or you would just like to communicate more effectively on paper, there is a slew of reading material out there aimed at writers, and wannabe writers, looking to hone their skills. Online Universities collected 75 such books that cover everything from the basics of grammar to how to make writing a viable career.

A sampling:

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B.White: This book is a must-have for anyone who writes, as it has been the standard model for proper English style for decades.

Telling Lies for Fun & Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers by Lawrence Block: This book offers plenty of advice for those who want to write better and get their work published.

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’ Conner: O’ Conner is an editor at the New York Times Book Review and gives a witty and fun take on the often boring subject of grammar in this book.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: This is widely regarded as one of the best books for any aspiring author to read. Why? King’s book divides it’s time between being an instructional manual for writers and a richly engaging memoir that serves as a great example of how to write and write well.

Full list at Online Universities.

Tons of writing resources.

75 books to my reading list now, I’m broke now :S

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