•On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
•Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
•The Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It For Life by Twyla Tharp
•Warriner's English Grammar and Composition (a must have)
•Second Sight: An Editor's Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl Klein
•How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling
•The Writer's Guide for Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
•Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
•How To Write & Sell Your First Novel by Oscar Collier with Frances Spatz Leighton
•The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
Need help editing your manuscript? Struggling with dialogue? Not sure what direction your character should take? Then a critique group is for you! A group of your peers will offer suggestions in an informal, supportive environment.
The Westfield NJ Critique Group meets at the Westfield Memorial Library on Broad Street in Westfield. We focus on children's writers from picture books to middle grade and young adult. Interested? Contact Katie at katieb430 at verizon dot net.