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Hi All!  Please share with me the titles of texts you think ANY writer, children's or otherwise, should read.  These texts can be intended for children or adults.  Thanks!
#1 - August 03, 2014, 04:23 PM

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Not sure what you're looking for--do you mean books on writing technique?
#2 - August 03, 2014, 04:44 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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And do you mean intended for children or adults who write, or children's book writers or adult book writers?

If you are asking about craft books, it would be great to get a good list going here that we can compile and sticky for future reference. We've done this on the Illustrating and Graphic Novel boards and I think a quick reference list for writing craft books would be really useful too.
#3 - August 03, 2014, 04:49 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Cheryl Klein's Second Sight
Mary Kole's Writing Irresistible Kidlit
Stephen King's On Writing
#4 - August 03, 2014, 05:05 PM

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Oh, sorry for not being clear.  I meant any text, children's or adult fiction; children's or adult nonfiction.  Children's or adult nonfiction certainly includes books on writing craft, so thank you for those titles.
#5 - August 03, 2014, 05:21 PM

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I'm still not quite sure I understand what you want.  I don't think you can really say, "every single writer should read Book XYZ," because every writer is different and will not only bring their own "baggage" to the reading of any given book, but will also take away different things. It isn't one size fits all.

But a list of craft books separated by topic would be useful here, I think.
#6 - August 03, 2014, 05:27 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
www.marissadoyle.com
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To add to the favorite craft books list:

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Writing the Breakout Novel and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass
#7 - August 03, 2014, 05:48 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
www.marissadoyle.com
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Sol Stein's Stein On Writing.
#8 - August 03, 2014, 07:16 PM
Learning to Swear in America (Bloomsbury, July 2016)
What Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017)
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Getting into Character by Brandilyn Collins and Word Magic for Writers by Cindy Rogers
#9 - August 04, 2014, 06:33 PM

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#10 - August 04, 2014, 07:58 PM
Learning to Swear in America (Bloomsbury, July 2016)
What Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017)
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