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This "writing library" contains books I have in my own library. I've included the various books on writing craft that I've found most useful as a writer. I own many, many more, but these are the ones I found most helpful and most often recommend.
These days I own a lot of digital books and audible books, as well, as they can go anywhere with me, and I can listen to audio books while I'm driving or flying.
In this electronic era, no writing library would be complete without a number of the online classics, and you can read or download free almost every classic ever written HERE.
It's an exciting time to be a writer. I can remember when I lugged heavy reference books with me when I traveled, and when every fact I wrote meant a trip or call to the library. There is still nothing like going to the library, but bookmarks in your favorite browser save hours of research time.
I use the online tools so often that I tend to think everyone is aware of them, but I've learned that some sites aren't as well known as one would think, so I've also created a writing resources page, where you will find numerous helpful resources.
To start, the books below are those I found most useful as I learned the craft of writing, and the ones I most often recommend.