These are books that have been useful as I write. I hope you enjoy them!
Ackerman, Angela and Puglisi, Becca. The Emotion Thesaurus. Bookshelfmuse, 2012.
Alderson, Martha. The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts. Avon, MA: Aadams Media, 2013.
Barnes, Nancy. Stories to Tell. Redding, CA: Stories To Tell, 2010.
Barnickel, Linda. Oral History for the Family Historian. A Basic Guide. Carlisle, PA: Oral History Association, 2006.
Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way. A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: Putnam, 2002.
Capps, Ron. Writing War. A Guide to Telling Your Own Story. Veterans Writing Project, 2013.
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Italian-American Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 1997.
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. You Can Write Your Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 2003.
Donovan, Melissa. 101 Creative Writing Exercises. San Francisco: Swan Hatch Press, 2011.
Dowrick, Stephanie. Creative Journal Writing. The Art and Heart of Reflection. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Ellis, Sherry, editor. Now Write! Nonfiction. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Franco, Carol and Lineback, Ken. The Legacy Guide. Capturing the Facts, Memories, and Meaning Of Your Life. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Funk, Charles Earle. Heavens to Betsy & Other Curious Sayings. New York: Harper Collins, 1955, reprint 1983.
Goldberg, Natalie. Old Friend From Far Away. The Practice of Writing Memoir. New York: Free Press, 2007.
Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones. Freeing the Writer Within. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2005.
Greene, Bob. To Our Children’s Children. New York: Doubleday, 1993.
Gutman, Dan. My Weird Writing Tips. New York: Scholastic Books, 2013. For Kids.
Hale, Constance. Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. Let Verbs Power Your Writing. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2012.
Hart, Cynthia and Samson, Lisa. The Oral History Workshop. New York: Workman Publishing, 2009.
Hart, Jack. Story Craft. A Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Hatcher, Patricia Law. Producing a Quality Family History. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1996.
Heffrom, Jack. The Writer’s Idea Book. Cincinnati: Writers Digest Books, 2011.
Kazemek, Francis E. Exploring Our Lives. A Writing Handbook for Seniors. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002.
King, Stephen. On Writing. 10th Anniversary edition of A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000.
Kramer, Mark and Call, Wendy, editors. Telling True Stories. New York: Penguin, 2007.
Kyvig, David E. and Marty, Myron A. Nearby History. Exploring the Past Around You. New York: Altamira, 2010.
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird. Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.
LaPlante, Alice. “The Making of a Story” A Norton Guide to Creative Writing. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2007.
Ledoux, Denis. Turning Memories into Memoirs. A Handbook for Writing Lifestories. Lisbon Falls: ME: Soleil Press, 2006.
Mountain Dreamer, Oriah. What We Ache For. Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.
Neuenschwander, John A. A Guide to Oral History and the Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Oliver, Laura. The Story Within. New Insights and Inspiration for Writers. New York: Alpha, 2011.
Polking, Kirk. Writing Family Histories and Memoirs. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1995.
Reeves, Judy. A Writer’s Book of Days. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2010.
Reeves, Judy. Writing Alone, Writing Together. A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002.
San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. 642 Things To Write About. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2011.
Schwarz, Ted. The Complete Guide to Writing Biographies. Cincinnati: Writers Digest Books, 1990.
Starfire, Amber Lea. Week By Week. A Year’s Worth of Journaling Prompts & Meditations. Napa, CA: MoonSkye Publishing, 2011.
Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2000.
© 2015 Jennifer Holik