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Writing Resources

This is a short list of books that might help you get motivated or provide some insight. If you come across a book that you have found particularly helpful, please let us know so we can share it with everyone else. Email swgmedia@skwriter.com


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss
Profile Books, 2003 

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Scribner, 2000

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Anchor, 1995

Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You
Ray Bradbury
Bantam, 1990  

Writing fiction

  • Things Feigned or Imagined: The Craft in Fiction — Fred Stenson — ISBN: 0-920159934
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters — Linda Seger — ISBN 0-8050-1171-4
  • The Art of Fiction — John Gardner — ISBN:  0-679-73403-1
  • On Becoming a Novelist — John Gardner — ISBN:  0-06-09126-3
  • Structuring Your Novel — Robert C. Meredith and John D. Fitzgerald — ISBN: 0-06-273170-X
  • The Right to Writer — Julia Cameron — ISBN: 1-58542-009-3
  • The Artists’ Way - Julia Cameron — ISBN: 0-87477-694-5
  • Word Magic for Writers — Cindy Rogers -  IBSN: 1-889715-24-7

Writers and literature

Saskatchewan Writers: Lives Past and Present
Edited by Heather Hodgson
University of Regina Press, 2004 -

Encyclopaedia of Literature in Canada
William H. New
University of Toronto Press, 2002

The Oxford companion to Canadian literature
William Toye
Oxford University Press, 1983 


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