With a number of bloggers wanting to become more like journalists, and a number of journalists venturing into new media, the one great thing about the venturing forth into the web is how a ton of resources are now available on tips for writing better. Back in the day when the Internet consisted of a Hotmail account and IRC, the mainstream guide for writing was this book written by Zaide.
UPDATE Here are some suggestions for books that I know can help you in various ways with your writing skills. Feel free to contribute.
How to Write Great Copy by Dominic Gettins. I talked about this book in a previous blog post.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denims by David Sedaris. I always believed that the best way to learn to write better is to read more. David Sedaris is well known for his top of the line casual writing style. If you’re a fan of the Seinfeld series on television, David Sedaris makes the most mundane things interesting on paper. In this book, he talks about growing up with his Greco-American family.