Category: The Writing Life

Book #4 – Eats, Shoots, & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Whoever could have predicted that a grammar book would become a New York Times bestseller and stay on that esteemed list for twenty-five weeks? Certainly not Lynne Truss, the author, or her mother who suggested that she put a sticker

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Book #3-On Writing Well by William Zinsser

What Stephen King is to fiction, William Zinsser is to nonfiction—in other words, the undisputed authority. His seminal book, On Writing Well, has been my personal bible for the thirty years it has been in print. Zinsser was “the real

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Book #2-On Writing by Stephen King

At the top of most writers’ list of must-own books is Stephen King’s On Writing. Yes, Stephen King—author of Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, Misery, and fifty-four other novels, six nonfiction books, and about two hundred short stories. If anyone

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Book #1-Write and Grow Rich

I am excited to kick off Bobbi’s Bookshelf with the book I am reading right now—Write and Grow Rich: Secrets of Successful Authors and Publishers (Exclusive Tips from Publishing Experts) by Alinka Rutkowska and Adam Houge. Of course, the title

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Welcome to Bobbi’s Bookshelf

Recently, as I was browsing through my bookcase, I realized that I had several shelves of books on writing, which did not even include the ones on Kindle. Out of curiosity, I began to count them. I was astonished to

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