Do you give out a Writer's Resources List to your students? I do: recommended books to help craft and to support the writing life, also magazines and organisations ditto. This is a different list than the sources I use for a course, one I usually send them away with towards the end as they fledge into the world.
Surely you have your own favourite helps -- and these are no doubt sources for the content and exercises you teach. Today I got an email from a site with a list of '75 Books Every Writer Should Read'. http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/01/75-books-every-writer-should-read/ Worth a look. I am pleased that a dozen on the list are old familiars to me... which makes me think that the rest of them may be of equal calibre.
However, they've left out a few that I have learned much from and drawn upon for both writing and teaching. These are:
- The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
- Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande
- Writing on Both Sides of the Brain by Henrietta Anne Klauser
- A Writer's Time by Kenneth Atchity
- The Weekend Novelist by Robert J Ray
- 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel