Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Books on writing non-fiction
Thanks for tweeps who recommended these books. Although a friend asked me for them I am sharing them for the public good with everyone
1- The Elements of Style: This is a highly recommended book, it was published in 1918, "In 2011, Time magazine listed The Elements of Style as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923" (Wikipedia).
2- Roland Barthes, Writing Degree Zero. First published in 1953. It's considered one of the top 100 books of the 20th century in France
3- Voice and Vision: A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Nonfiction by Stephen J. Pyne
4- Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Tools-Essential-Strategies-Writer/dp/0316014990/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1Z2K8T0WO54C1&coliid=I3FOZZ7ILNTR9F
5- On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser