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Useful websites

 

BBC News style guide

 

Guardian & Observer style guide

 

Telegraph style book

 

Economist style guide

 

Wikipedia manual of style

 

Useful reading

 

Proofreading:

 

Accidence Will Happen: the Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage by O Kamm

Troublesome Words by B Bryson

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by L Truss

Usage & Abusage: a Guide to Good English by E Partridge

Mind the Gaffe by R L Trask

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation by R L Trask

 

Writing:

 

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook

Writing to be Published by N Morgan

On Writing by S King

Revision & Self-Editing by J S Bell

Plot & Structure by J S Bell

The Writer's Journey by C Vogler

Novel Metamorphosis by D Pattison

Outlining Your Novel by K M Weiland

Structuring Your Novel by K M Weiland

Structuring Your Novel Workbook by K M Weiland

Into the Woods by J Yorke

20 Master Plots by R B Tobias

45 Master Characters by V L Schmidt

Writing 21st Century Fiction by D Maass

Writing the Breakout Novel by D Maass

Solutions for Novelists by S Stein

The Art of Writing by R L Stevenson

Roget's Thesaurus

 

Screenwriting:

 

Story: Substance, Structure & Style by R McKee

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by R Field

Writing Screenplays That Sell by M Hauge

Save the Cat by B Snyder

 

Writing Poetry:

 

The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary

Writing Poetry by J Whitworth

The Ode Less Travelled by S Fry


Useful listening 

 

Fry's English Delight CD box set by S Fry