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Crystal Clear

David Crystal is one of the most prolific writers on the English language. Despite his amazing productivity, the quality of his work never suffers. Here are a few of his latest must-reads.

By Hook or By Crook

Think on my Words

The Fight for English

How Language Works

For Younger Writers

Books to inspire young writers to tell their own stories.

The Young Writer's Companion

Writing Magic

What's Your Story?

Live Writing

Pitching Your Novel

How do you get a novel published? Some books to help you perfect your pitch.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Making the Perfect Pitch

Give 'Em What They Want

How to Publish Your Novel

Are Newspapers Dying?

Journalism experts grapple with how the newspaper industry can survive the digital age.

The Vanishing Newspaper

Digital Journalism

-30-: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper

Digitizing the News

How to Self-Edit

Successful writers of fiction need to master the fine art of self-editing. Here are a few books to help you clean up your prose.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Write Great Fiction: Revision And Self-Editing

Joshua Kendall, who we interview this week about his book The Man Who Made Lists, is captivated by the divine madness that drives lexicographers. He's following up his current biography of Peter Roget with a study of the similarly obsessive Noah Webster. We asked him for further reading on the fiery minds behind the masterpieces of word reference.  Continue reading...

Sit for a Spell

In honor of this year's National Spelling Bee, here are some books relating to the culture of competitive spelling.

American Bee

How to Spell Like a Champ

The Spelling List And Word Study Resource Book

Webster's Third New International Dictionary (aka the Bee Bible)

...and The Big Book of Spelling Tests, by our own Orin Hargraves.

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