Jeremy Yoder

Writer Information and Publications

Writing / Reading Links

Lynch, Guide to Grammar and Style  --  An excellent site for grammar and style questions. It not only addresses "the rules," but allows for situations where it may be fine to bend them, or even flat out break them.
Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy & Horror  --  Looking for input from other struggling writers in these genres? You can't do much better than this site. Join their Yahoo! group for discussions and tips.
The Modern Library, 100 Best Novels  --  Random House tried to determine the top 100 novels of last century. What's great is they offer two lists: one by "literary experts" and the other by internet voters. Not only is it great for finding reading material, but to see how these two views compare.

Writing Books

Browne, Renni and David King. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.
Shertzer, Margaret. The Elements of Grammar.
Strunk, William Jr. and E. B. White The Elements of Style.
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well.

Fiction

Butler, Robert. A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. (short stories)
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game.
Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Joyce, James. Dubliners. (short stories)
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Miller, Frank. The Dark Knight Returns. (graphic novel)
Moore, Alan. Watchmen. (graphic novel)
Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front.
Salinger, J. D. Nine Stories. (short stories)
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony.
Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree. (kid's book for all ages)
Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor's Tale. (graphic novel)
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
Stoker, Bram. Dracula.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.


I have others, but these initially came to mind. And yes, I realize it's odd that most of my favorites are "literary" in nature, yet I primarily write genre fiction.