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Recommended Reading for Writers

Mystery Writing:

* Writing the Mystery, G. Miki Hayden, Intrigue Press
* Don't Murder Your Mystery, Chris Roerden, Bella Rosa Books
* Writing Killer Mysteries with Kris Neri DVD, Kris Neri, T2G Productions
* Mystery Writing in a Nutshell, Andrew McAleer, Rock Publishing

Forensic Reference Material:

The “Howdunit" series from Writer's Digest Books
* Murder and Mayhem, D.P. Lyle, MD, Thomas Dunne Books
* Forensics for Dummies, D.P. Lyle, MD, John Wiley & Sons

General Writing, Style & Grammar:

* The 101 Habits of Highly-Sucessful Novelists, Andrew McAleer, Adams Media
* Don't Sabotage Your Submission, Chris Roerden, Bella Rosa Books
Write Away, Elizabeth George, Perennial
Word Painting, Rebecca McClanahan, Writer's Digest Books
Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Maass, Writer's Digest Books
* Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, Renni Browne and Dave King, HarperResource
The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, MacMillian
* Woe is I, Patricia T. O'Conner, Riverhead books
* Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss, Gotham Books
* It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences, June Casagrande,
Ten Speed Press

Creativity & Inspiration:

* The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron, Tarcher/Putnam
* On Writing, Stephen King, Scribner
Writing Past Dark, Bonnie Friedman, HarperPerennial
Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
Sometimes the Magic Works, Terry Brooks, Ballantine Books


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