Resources

I will update this page periodically, so check back for more resources. Below, I’ve assembled general writing resources as well as resources on myths and fairy tales. Next update: environmental writing.

Books on Writing

  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, Dinty W. Moore
  • Making Shapely Fiction, Jerome Stern
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • On Writing Well, William Zinsser
  • Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose
  • Spunk & Bite, Arthur Plotnik
  • Tell It Slant, Brenda Miller & Suzanne Paola
  • To Show and To Tell, Phillip Lopate
  • The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr
  • The Mindful Writer, Dinty W. Moore
  • The Pocket Muse, Monica Wood
  • The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick
  • The Truth of the Matter, Dinty W. Moore
  • The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
  • The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  • Vivid and Continuous, John McNally
  • Walking on Water, Derrick Jensen
  • Wired for Story, Lisa Cron
  • World Enough and Time, Christian McEwan
  • Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
  • Writing for Story, Jon Franklin
  • Writing From Life, Meg Files
  • Writing What You Know, Meg Files
  • Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury

Online Resources for Writers

Myth, Fairy Tale, & Folklore Resources Online

Scholarly Books on Myth, Fairy Tales, & Folklore

  • Aurelia, Carol Mavor
  • Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales, Vanessa Joosen
  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Jack Zipes
  • From the Beast to the Blonde, Marina Warner
  • Once Upon a Time, Marina Warner
  • Stories About Stories, Brian Attebury
  • The Fairy Tale as Art Form and Portrait of Man, Max Luthi
  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Maria Tatar
  • The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, Marie-Louise Von Franz
  • The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre, Jack Zipes
  • Troublesome Things: A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories, Diane Purkiss

Contemporary Retellings and Fairy Tale Fiction

  • Among Others, Jo Walton
  • Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire
  • Deathless, Catherine M. Valente
  • Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins, Emma Donoghue
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, Kate Bernheimer
  • Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link
  • Snow White, Red Blood, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce
  • Spindle’s End, Robin McKinley
  • The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden
  • The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Coming Soon

Resources for environmental writing.

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