The Scrivener's Bibliography of Writing Resources

The Scrivener -- a publication of Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers -- has a bibliography of writing resources in its Winter 2013 edition.

Books on Plain Writing: 
Eats, Shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Knowlton Zinsser

Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams and Gregory C. Colomb

Writing with Style by John Trimble

Books on Legal Writing: 
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis by Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud, and Sandy Patrick

Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises by Bryan A. Garner

Lifting the Fog of Legalese by Joseph Kimble

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

Plain English for Lawyers by Richard C. Wydick

Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts by Bryan A. Garner

Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please: The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law by Joseph Kimble

Reference Guides:
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage by Bryan A. Garner

Garner's Modern American Usage by Bryan A. Garner

The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin

The Redbook: A Manual of Legal Style by Bryan A. Garner

Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents by Matthew Butterick

Journals on Plain Writing

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing Volumes 1-14

As a new member of Scribes, I am delighted to see these types of lists.  I am familiar with many of the books listed, but I will be sure to check out a few more!


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