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Submit your favorite writing craft books for GPs & help us build a resource for WDC!
This survey is super easy and will help writers throughout WDC!

Have you ever struggled with things like "show don't tell", or how to outline a novel? What about grammar and punctuation? How about the plot, pacing, characterization, description, and setting? What about those pesky adverbs? Or maybe short stories? Poetry? Finding an agent? Writing a query letter? Have you ever wanted to learn now to write better, or a new type of writing like memoir or nonfiction? Article writing? What if you receive a review that talks about something you want to learn more about it than the reviewer can explain? Where do you turn to? What are your go-to resources for writing knowledge? We all have them, it's time we share them!

Sometimes, in writing, it's good to have resources to go to for answers to questions that come up when writing. A good writer keeps a library on hand of go-to books for easy reference because it's not possible to memorize them all! With the days of Kindle, one might think to have a digital copy is sufficient but I find that doesn't have quite as easy access as flipping through an index or a table of contents to find what I need quickly.

For that, I'm creating a static resource that will be chock full of recommended reference material all about the craft of writing - sorted by topic. I'll create a poll after the submissions end where everyone can vote for their topic favorites and then I'll create the list with those at the top. But I need your help! It's very simple. Have a favorite writing-related book? Submit it! You'll receive 500 GPs for each submission!

Now that doesn't mean go zip over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and pick the bestsellers - these should be books that have helped you learn and would help others. Don't submit the ones that didn't do anything for you, just the ones you love, the ones that impact you years after reading them (like Elements of Style by Strunk and White, On Writing by Stephen King, or Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg). But pay attention to the list so you don't submit something someone else already did! If it's already on the list, submit something else. Voting will be available once we have enough entries to vote on. I have a limited number of GPs (100,000) so once there are enough entries, the contest ends, so don't wait!

Current Entries as of 3/1/19
*BulletB* Elements of Style by Strunk & White
*BulletB* On Writing by Stephen King
*BulletB* Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg
*BulletB* The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
*BulletB* Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland
*BulletB* The Marshall Plan Workbook: Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish by Evan Marshall
*BulletB* Emotional Thesaurus series by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman
*BulletB* The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry
*BulletB* How to Tell A Story by Peter Rubie and Gary Provost
*BulletB* Solutions for Writers: Practical craft techniques for fiction & non-fiction by Sol Stein
*BulletB* Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
*BulletB* Writers Craft Books by Rayne Hall (all of them!)
*BulletB* Writing New Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson
*BulletB* World Building Series by Holly Lisle
*BulletB* Create a Character Clinic by Holly Lisle
*BulletB* Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course by Holly Lisle
*BulletB* How To Write Page-turning Scenes by Holly Lisle
*BulletB* Create A Plot Clinic by Holly Lisle
*BulletB* Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose
*BulletB* The Fiction Writers Handbook by Shelley Lowenkopf
*BulletB* Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
*BulletB* Rules for the Dance by Mary Oliver
*BulletB* The Unbroken Line by Miriam Sagan
*BulletB* A Poetry Handbook by Miriam Sagan
*BulletB* DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build your Community by Gabriela Pereira
*BulletB* The Art & Craft of Fiction by Victoria Mixon
*BulletB* Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality Into Your Writing by Les Edgerton
*BulletB* Creative Writing by Kathryn Ann Lindskoog
*BulletB* Writing about Literature by Benjamin Bernard Cohen
*BulletB* The Writer's Digest to Good Writing by Thomas Clark
*BulletB* Writer to Writer by Bodie & Brock Thoene
*BulletB* In Your Own Words by Sylvia Cassedy
*BulletB* The Lively Art of Writing by Lucile Vaughan Payne
*BulletB* How to Write Short Stories by Sharon Sorenson
*BulletB* Fiction Writer's Handbook by Hallie & Whit Burnett
*BulletB* Diagramming Step by Step by Eugene Moutoux
*BulletB* Writing a Life: Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning--and Triumph Over Tests by Katherine Bomer
*BulletB* Writing Personal Essays by Sheila Bender, or the second edition, Writing and Publishing Personal Essays

*Dollar* Reward for completing this survey: 500 Gift Points
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