Recommended books on writing


  • The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • Elements of Writing Fiction: Beginnings, Middles & Ends, Nancy Kress
  • Elements of Writing Fiction: Characters & Viewpoint, Orson Scott Card
  • Elements of Writing Fiction: Conflict, Action & Suspense, William Noble
  • Elements of Writing Fiction: Scene & Structure, Jack M. Bickham
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
  • Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go, Les Edgerton
  • Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes, Raymond Obstfeld
  • Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot, J. Madison Davis
  • On Moral Fiction, John Gardner
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • On Writing Well, William Zinsser
  • Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness, Kirt Hickman
  • Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel, James Scott Bell
  • Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Secrets of Story, Matt Bird
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Browne & King
  • Stein on Writing, Sol Stein
  • The Story Grid, Shawn Coyne
  • The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
  • The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  • Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, James Scott Bell
  • Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury

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