A handy reference list of resources about writing, editing drafts, grammar, punctuation, and more:

  • 179 Ways to Save a Novel by Peter Selgin
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – general, encouraging how-to
  • By Cunning and Craft by Peter Selgin – writing fiction
  • Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss –  punctuation, grammar with humor
  • Elements of Style by Strunk and White –  grammar/punctuation definitive reference
  • Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich
  • Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tricks for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty
  • How I Write by Janet Evanovich
  • Make a Scene by Jordan Rosenfeld
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Painless Grammar by Rebecca Elliott Ph.D. –  easy-to-grasp fundamentals
  • Plot versus Character by Jeff Gerke
  • Writer’s Digest has a great series on all aspects of fiction writing
  • Writing Fiction Step by Step by Josip Novakovich

Web-based resources:

For help getting into your character’s head:

Gotham Writers Workshop