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The Blackbird Studio for Writers  -Portland, Oregon
This school, run by New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Lauck, offers short workshops taught by a small staff of established, successful authors and editors, and long-term classes taught by Lauck. “If you have a story to tell, our classes and teachers help you focus, grow, and achieve your writing goals. Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers all welcome. We specialize in empowerment and practical, focused advice to help you reach your writing goals.”


For Novelists:
Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us by Jessica Morrell
Bullies, Bastards, and Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction by Jessica Morrell
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Write Away by Elizabeth George
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
The Chicago Manual of Style 
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus online
The Oxford Dictionaries online

For Non-Fiction Writers:
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Bird by Bird by Anne LaMott
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
online style guides (AP, APA, MLA, etc.)

This is by no means a complete list!
Feel free to comment (below) on your favorite writing book

or a writing studio in your area.

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  1. Wonderful selection of books on writing. Thank you! I would add two more, of the many that abound. One Writer’s Beginnings (1983) by Eudora Welty and If You Want To Write (1938) by Brenda Ueland. Ms. Ueland wrote a column for the Minneapolis Times newspaper in the 1940’s when my mother, the woman who introduced me to a lifelong love of language and words, also wrote a column there. Mom gifted me with this book and the inscription: “Why write? Words last. People don’t.”

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