Books for writers

To be a freelance writer, you need a good dictionary. You need a decent thesaurus. And you need a few of the following.


Writers’ Reference Books

Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2023 — for UK
The Writer’s Market 100th Edition — for US
The Writer’s and Artists’ Yearbook Guide to Self Publishing (UK)


Grammar / Punctuation / Spelling Books

Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation
Collins Improve Your Grammar
English Grammar for Dummies
Improve Your Punctuation and Grammar
Collins Improve Your Punctuation
First Aid in Spelling


Books about Words

Mind the Gaffe
Troublesome Words
Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
The Reader’s Digest Reverse Dictionary


Freelance Writing Books

No Contacts? No Problem! — Catherine Quinn
The Renegade Writer — Linda Formichelli & Diana Burrell
How to Make Money from Travel Writing — Sarah Woods


Writing Guides

Wannabe a Writer? — Jane Wenham Jones
The Writer’s ABC Checklist — Lorraine Mace & Maureen Vincent-Northam
The Positively Productive Writer — Simon Whaley
50 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make — Alex Gazzola
50 More Mistakes Beginner Writers Make — Alex Gazzola
50 Mistakes Writers Make — Alex Gazzola


Miscellaneous Books for Writers

On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft — Stephen King
Photography for Writers — Simon Whaley

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