Recommended Reading

Books about Faith and Writing:

Elsheimer, J. (2001). The Creative Call. Colorado Springs, CO: Shaw Books.

L’Engle, M. (2001). Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (5th Ed). Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press.

O’Connor, F. (1977). Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. New York, NY: Farrar Strauss and Giroux.

Ryken, L. (Ed.) (2002). The Christian Imagination. Colorado Springs, CO: Shaw Books

Sayers, D. (1987). The Mind of the Maker. New York, NY: Harper Collins

 Veith, G. (1990). Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.


Books About Reading & Writing Fiction:

Disher, G. (2003). Writing Fiction. Crow’s Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Grenville, K. (1999).The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Lodge, D. (1994). The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts. London, UK: Penguin.

Marsden, J. (1998). Everything I Know about Writing. (Rev. Ed.). Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

Prose, F. (2007). Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for people Who Love Books and Those Who Want to Write Them. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Strunk, W. & White, E.B. (1999). The Elements of Style. (4th ed.). London, UK: Longman.

Tredinnick, M. (2006). The Little Red Writing Book. Sydney, NSW: University of NSW Press.


Books About Writing Creative Nonfiction:

Forché, C. & Gerard, P. (Eds.) (2001). Writing Creative Nonfiction: Instruction and insights from the teachers of the Associated Writing Programs. Cincinnati, OH: Story Press.

Gutkind, L. (2008). Keep it Real: Everything you need to know about researching and writing creative nonfiction. New York, NY: Norton.

Miller, B. & Paola, S. (2004). Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Tredinnick, M. (2006). The little red writing book. Sydney, NSW: University of NSW Press.

Zinsser, W. (2006). On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. New York, NY: Collins.

Zinsser, W. (Ed.) (1998). Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir. New York, NY: Mariner Books.


Books About Writing Poetry:

Fry, S. (2007). The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within. London, UK: Hutchinson.

Kooser, T. (2007). The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets. Nebraska, USA: Bison Books.

Stillman, F. (1966). The Poet’s Manual and Rhyming Dictionary. London: Thames and Hudson. 

Whitworth, J. (2006).Writing Poetry. London, UK: A&C Black.


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