1) Dare to Be a Great Writer by Leonard Bishop
I met Mr. Bishop at a conference in June 2000. He not only inspired me but gave me a four-page letter with comments and suggestions. I continue to learn from Leonard Bishop and find inspiration and encouragement when I feel like giving up.
2) HOOKED by Les Edgerton
Not only is Mr. Edgerton a great writer, his book HOOKED is an excellent guide on craft and writing. He is also one of the few authors and teachers who cares and is willing to help writers.
4) Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg
Was one of the first books on writing I read and that continues to inspire me.
3) Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblat
A deep and giving book on writing that taught me how to reach into what really counts.
5) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King
The KING taught me that I don't have have to bore a reader by including everything in my book and that I can write under any circumstance.
6) The Artist Way by Julia Camero
One of the very first books I read on writing and that freed me from inhibitions