For the What I Did Last Summer: Fact or Fiction? Blog Hop I will be giving away a non-fiction book to the winner of the fact entry (confused or wanna join in? click on the link). For the giveaway, I've compiled a list of four craft books I can't live without. Here are the first two:
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk. This little book is a writer's best friend. If you don't have it, get it. Reading this book helped me develop my writing style. After I line edit a manuscript, I "Strunkize" it. I reread The Elements of Style and go through my manuscript to make sure Strunk would approve.
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, by Mignon Fogarty. Want a fun way to brush up on your grammar? This book is full of quick tips that are easy to remember. I have three other grammar books, but hardly ever look at them because they're boooor-ing. Fogarty does the impossible—she makes grammar fun.
Do you have either of these books? What craft books do you use?