These are 10 of the most checked-out Books on Writing at KDL this summer!

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss

LANGSKLS WRITING TRU

Looks at the history of punctuation and the rules governing the use of apostrophes, commas, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semicolons.


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Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students (Quick & Dirty Tips)
Mignon Fogarty

LANGSKLS TEEN 428.2 FOG

A guide to English language grammar covers the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation along with information on writing style and a collection of quizzes.


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My Weird Writing Tips (My Weird School)
Dan Gutman

LANGSKLS WRITING JNF GUT

Presents a humorous and informative guide to writing that combines helpful style rules with story ideas and writing prompts as well as advice on how to write a story that is both engaging and correct.


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Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly
Gail Carson Levine

LANGSKLS WRITING JNF LEV

Filled with inspirational advice and fun exercises, a Newbery Honor author shares her secrets and techniques for good writing by taking aspiring authors through the entire writing process, from getting ideas and writing dialogue to accepting criticism.


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Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts!
Lynne Truss

LANGSKLS WRITING JNF TRU

See how the punctuation marks you use (and where you put them) can completely change the meaning of what you write.


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How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide
Laura Brown

LANGSKLS WRITING BRO

Presents more than two hundred how-to entries and models organized into three sections on work, school and personal life.


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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights
Ariel Gore

LANGSKLS WRITING GOR

An irreverent handbook for the aspiring writer reveals how to promote oneself and to get oneself noticed by agents, editors, publishers, and readers, explaining a variety of marketing and promotion strategies and offering step-by-step guidelines on how to book one’s own tour, deal with a publisher, objectify oneself, write a press release, and more.


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Writing for Emotional Impact: Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract, Engage, and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End
Karl Iglesias

LANGSKLS WRITING IGL

Advanced dramatic techniques to attract, engage, and fascinate the reader from beginning to end.


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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King

LANGSKLS WRITING KIN

The author of The Stand, The Shining, and other great books shares his insights into the craft of writing, offering a breezy, humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.


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Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life
Robert Benson

LANGSKLS WRITING BEN

“Inspiring insights on effective, artful writing from a beloved author, whose insights will resonate with writers, artists, musicians, craftspersons, and anyone drawn to creative pursuits”—Provided by publisher.


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