BOOKS

  • 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters (Victoria Lynn Schmidt)
  • About Writing (Samuel R. Delaney)
  • The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller (John Truby)
  • The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers (John Gardner)
  • The Art of Styling Sentences (K.D. Sullivan and Ann Longknife)
  • Captivate Your Readers: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction (Jodie Renner)
  • Character & Viewpoint (Orson Scott Card)
  • A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation (Noah Lukeman)
  • The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed (Karen Elizabeth Gordon)
  • The Disheveled Dictionary (Karen Elizabeth Gordon)
  • Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave (Don McNair)
  • Endless Joke: An Alternative Writing Manual (David Antrobus)
  • The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue (John Hough)
  • Fiction Writer’s Workshop (Josip Novakovich)
  • Fire up Your Fiction: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Stories (Jodie Renner)
  • The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile (Noah Lukeman)
  • GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction (Debra Dixon)
  • Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Mignon Fogarty)
  • Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation (Anne Stilman)
  • Heroes (Jim Hull)
  • How Fiction Works (James Wood)
  • How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman)
  • How to Write a Novel (Nathan Bransford)
  • How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One (Stanley Fish)
  • How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: The Fastest Way to Improve Any Manuscript (James Scott Bell)
  • How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy (Orson Scott Card)
  • The Kick-Ass Writer (Chuck Wendig)
  • The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of ‘Proper’ English, from Shakespeare to South Park (Jack Lynch)
  • Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time (Jordan Rosenfeld)
  • Manuscript Makeover (Elizabeth Lyon)
  • Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction (Marcy Kennedy)
  • Narrative First, Volume Two (Jim Hull)
  • The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed (Karen Elizabeth Gordon)
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King)
  • On Writing Well (William Zinsser)
  • One Continuous Mistake (Gail Sher)
  • Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (K. M. Weiland)
  • Patterns of Conflict (Jim Hull)
  • Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro (Katherine Pickett)
  • The Power of Point of View (Alicia Rasley)
  • Publishing 101 (Jane Friedman)
  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (Francine Prose)
  • Revision and Self-editing (James Scott Bell)
  • Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need (Blake Snyder)
  • The Scene Book: A Primer for the Fiction Writer (Sandra Scofield)
  • Self-Editing Fiction That Sells (Lorena Goldsmith)
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (Renni Browne and Dave King)
  • The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Steven Pinker)
  • The Seven Basic Plots (Christopher Booker)
  • “Shut UP!” He Explained: A Writer’s Guide to the Uses and Misuses of Dialogue (William Noble)
  • Sin and Syntax (Constance Hale)
  • Starve Better (Nick Mamatas)
  • Stealing Hollywood: Story Structure Secrets for Writing Your Best Book (Alexandra Sokoloff)
  • Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  • Stein On Writing (Sol Stein)
  • Story Engineering (Larry Brooks)
  • Story Fanatic 2010 (Jim Hull)
  • Story Physics (Larry Brooks)
  • Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting (Robert McKee)
  • Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules (Steven James)
  • Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story (K. M. Weiland)
  • Success …and How to Avoid it (Mat Coward)
  • Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story (James Scott Bell)
  • Techniques of the Selling Writer (Dwight V. Swain)
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Jeff VanderMeer)
  • Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, Revised Edition (Rebecca McClanahan)
  • The Writer’s Coloring Book (Rachel Funk Heller)
  • Writing a Killer Thriller: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction (Jodie Renner)
  • Writing a Novel (Nigel Watts)
  • Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School (Alexander Steele)
  • Writing the Breakout Novel (Donald Maass)
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