Writers’ Resources

The Deadwood Writers has a Craft Study Group that meets prior to the main meeting. Here are books that we’ve used as part of studying craft:


Previous Books

Make a Scene by Jordan Rosenfeld

Create Your Writer Platform by Chuck Sambuchino

Stephen King On Writing A Memoir of the Craft

Write Starts by Hal Zina Bennett

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

Write Great Fiction Series

Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell

Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress

Dialogue by Gloria Kempton

Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell

Authors’ Favorite Books on Writing

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

62 Blog Posts to Overcoming Bloggers Block by Marcie Hill

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students by Mignon Fogarty

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

Guerrilla Marketing For Writers by Jay Conrad Levison, Rich Frishman, Michael Larsen and David L. Hancock

Word Painting: A Guide To Writing Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan

The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

What A Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher

Gardner’s Guide To Screenwriting: The Writer’s Road Map by Marilyn Webber

The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier

The Freelance Writer’s Bible by David Trottier

The Power of Point of View by Alicia Rasely

On Writing Well by William Zinsser


  1. I suggest listing a section on this page, maybe on top, that shows the books members have already published… Links to where to buy, author’s websites, a synopsis of the tale and the cost. Whadaya think?

    • Book Lover on December 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    To your list of informative books on writing, please add “The Power of Point of View: Make Your Story Come to Life” by Alicia Rasley. This book discusses “how varying POV can help writers provide readers with a complex, sophisticated, interactive experience . . .”

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