A Peek at the Bookshelf

We’re T-two days to an interstate move. Somehow, the first thing packed is always the majority of our books, with a few left out to read in the meantime (because there’s so much free time in the course of a move). Books are some of the first things unpacked, too. Seeing certain books on a shelf–my short story anthologies from college, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson–just make me feel at home.


Here’s a look at my writing bookshelf–some have been read, others are in the wings.

  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
  • Elements of Style by Strunk and White
  • The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato


What are your favorite books on writing? Anything I might add to my shelf, once it’s unpacked?


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