Welcome to A Writer’s Bookshelf
This is a list of books for your physical and virtual bookshelves. This is a Writer’s Bookshelf. Please consider making suggestions.
If you would like to add something to this list, contact Sally by email at email@example.com.
I am linking these books to their sales page at Amazon. Some of them may only be available through a 3rd party seller.
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner
This is my favorite book of all time. None other than the first printing with the yellow cover will do. Therefore, you may have to dig a little and buy your copy through a 3rd party.
The Weekend Novelist 1st (first) Printing./Foxi Edition by Ray, Robert published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (1994) Paperback
We all know about The Writer’s Market, it comes out yearly and if you smile and talk nice, your library may add it to their reference shelf.
The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers Paperback – December 30, 2003 by Harold Schechter
The Criminal Mind Paperback – June 22, 2002 by Katherine Ramsland
Scene of the Crime: A Writer’s Guide to Crime Scene Investigation (Howdunit Series) Paperback – September 15, 1992
Reading people, observing people in their native habitat will help you when it is time to let your main character become active.
Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior–Anytime, Anyplace Paperback – September 2, 2008 by Jo-Ellan Dimitrius (Author), Wendy Patrick Mazzarella (Author)
The Writer’s Complete Crime Reference Book Hardcover – June 1, 1993 by Martin Roth
The following book is a bit expensive and a door-stopper and it may become one of your most dogeared books.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition Seventeenth Edition by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
Best of Series Books
Pushcart Prize Series
Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath 2nd Edition by Linda Seger
And finally we are at the end of the list. When you have a moment, go to your own bookshelves and see what titles you’d like to add to this list.
This Marks the End of A Writer’s Bookshelf.
Remember, you are welcome to suggest books to be added to the list.