I put together a list of resources for a panel discussion I held with other writers and editors. I wanted to share that list with you, just in case you needed some resources to help improve your writing.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
The Elements of Style, 4th ed. William Strunk and E.B. White. 1999.
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss. 2003.
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, Roy Peter Clark. 2006.
On Writing Well, William Zinsser. 2006.
100 Ways to Improve Your Writing, Gary Provost. 1985.
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, rev. ed. Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis. 1991.
Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do, Gerald C. Gross. 1994.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003.
The Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2014: Your Comprehensive Resource For Getting Published, Jerry B. Jenkins. 2014.
The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style: Updated and Expanded Edition, Robert Hudson, ed. 2004.
Common Errors in English Usage: http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html
Guide to Grammar and Writing: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Jane Friedman: http://janefriedman.com/writing-advice-archive/
Michael Hyatt: http://michaelhyatt.com/category/publishing
Thom Rainer: http://thomrainer.com/blog/
Note: This reference list is by no means exhaustive. Also, writing is an artful science. Authors (and these resources) vary on where to draw the line line between style and “the rules”. Always approach the task with your audience in mind and you’ll be well on your way to great content.