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Best Book for improving writing???

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YoungGun7, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. YoungGun7

    YoungGun7 New Member

    Let me get your ideas...
     
  2. earlyentry

    earlyentry Member

    AP Sports Writing Handbook.
     
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The Elements of Style, by EB White.
     
  4. DKIA

    DKIA Member

    Playboy. I'm always inspired after browsing through an issue.
     
  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Five People You Meet in Heaven.
    Guaranteed to help with your fictitious leads.
     
  6. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    "Beyond the Game" by Gary Smith
    "The Art and Craft of Feature Writing" by William E. Blundell
     
  7. earlyentry

    earlyentry Member

    Could you explain?
     
  8. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Mitch, do I meet Mateen Cleaves and Jason Richardson in Heaven, and can you tell me what they'll be wearing so I can look for them?
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    His propensity for long-windedness aside, Stephen King's "On Writing" is an excellent read.
     
  10. Best American Sports Writing of the Century.

    Without a doubt, helped me grow as a writer more than anything...though a few days with JMac and Jones in the WW helps too
     
  11. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    On Writing Well, Zinsser
     
  12. earlyentry

    earlyentry Member

    I was thinking of making this a separate thread, but here goes:

    When you have the time of day, what are your essential reading stops for the day's sports news?

    I spend practically all of my days devouring anything and everything via usssportspages.com. As a matter of fact, I stay up late enough to read tomorrow's news, if that makes sense. Long story short, I'm reading newspapers from east to west because it's fun. Now if I could just start typing as frequently...

    So how do you divide you free time and which sites or newspapers do you visit? Are there some sites that are just automatic, set your clock to it?
     
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