Recommended Books

The Little Red Writing Book

The Little Red Writing Book is an excellent resource for structure, style, and readability in your writing. The chapters are short, clever, and fun, and the book has been illustrated and type-set with great care.

If you want to write better, I highly recommend this book. It is informative and a pleasure to read.

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### Writing Down the Bones ###

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Golderg

Reading Natalie’s book is a lot like sitting in on a question and answer time where people ask all the right questions and she gives all the right answers.

You don’t have to read the book front to back. The chapters are short and fast and can be read completely out of order because each one is its own nugget of advice or food for thought. And quickly, Natalie begins to feel like a trusted friend — someone who’s not afraid to shoot it straight and who has nothing to hide.

While *The Little Red Writing Book* will tutor you on how to write better, *Writing Down the Bones* will help you to become a better writer. There is a difference.

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### Making Ideas Happen ###

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky’s book is centered around Thomas Edison’s famous quote that Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. It is written with a fondness towards the creative professional, and is a tool to help take the constant ideas we have from inception to reality.

For the many of us there seems to be no shortage of ideas, only a shortage of the time and recourses needed to execute those ideas. Scott lays out several key strategies for turning ideas and concepts into something realized. Highly recommended reading for anyone with a creative, entrepreneurial, or otherwise adventurous bent towards life.

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### Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations ###

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Given to me one Christmas from my crazy uncle, this is a book I return to often. The first edition of *Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations* was compiled by John Bartlett in 1855 and was a mere 258 pages thick. Now in its 18th edition it weighs in at 1,500 pages.

The book is jam packed with interesting, inspirational, and memorable quotes. It makes for a great reference when writing and for great reading on a lazy afternoon.

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### iPhone App Entrepreneur

iPhone App Entrepreneur

Future app builders should start here. David Appleyard has distilled an incredible amount of information to acclimate you to the iPhone App Market. *iPhone App Entrepreneur* will help you to create and sell the sort app which gets used and talked about in living rooms, back offices, and everywhere in-between.

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