Writing Resources

Linda Thomas' Recommended Books

I recommend the following books about writing life’s stories:

How to Write The Story of Your Life, by Frank P. Thomas

Writing Life Stories, by Bill Roorbach

Inventing the Truth, by William Zinsser

Thinking About Memoir, by Abigail Thomas

Spiritual Storytelling, by Richard Peace

Writing the Memoir, by Judith Barrington

Writing for Story, by Jon Franklin

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller

When God Writes Your Life Story, by Eric and Leslie Ludy

Favorite Books on Writing ~ from Carol Brinneman:

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

On Writing Well by William Zinsser. Excellent!

Writing for Story by Jon Franklin. How to use fiction techniques for non-fiction articles. Excellent!

The Art and Craft of Poetry by Michael Bugeja. Very good.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. Bemoans lack of proper punctuation. Funny. Good documentation on where writing currently stands.

Woe is I by Patricia O’Conner. A fun, easy approach to learning grammar, spelling, writing tips

Crazy English by Richard Lederer. Great romp through all the intriguing words and categories in English.

Lapsing into a Comma by Bill Walsh. Great. I found some answers to questions I could find nowhere else.

Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor. Excellent! On writing fiction; other concerns for Christian writers.

Madeleine L’Engle: Herself. Interesting look at this author via collection of her quotes.

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard. Amazing look into the life of this Christian writer.

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