I’ve read dozens of books on the craft of writing over the years–and plan to read dozens more! Here is a list of books I found most helpful and would recommend to any writer.

Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell

Character, Emotion, and Viewpoint by Nancy Kress

Description and Setting by Ron Rozelle

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne

The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman

The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maas

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas

Emotion, Tension, and Conflict by Cheryl St. John

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King


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