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Writing Craft Heroes! Grab your cape and tights...

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Many, many books have been written on the craft of writing, and the below are a few of my favorites. I've read sixty and counting of these tomes at last count. The image is of just one of the several in my list below. Some have a different slant, screenplay vs novel, etc etc but they're all meritorious. You'll reap a wealth of knowledge from perusing them. Happy learning!

The Writer’s Journey – Chris Vogler – Screenwriting slant

Telling Lies for Fun & Profit – Lawrence Block

Bird by bird – Anne Lamott

On Becoming a Novelist – John Gardner

On Writing Well – William Zinsser – Non-Fiction slant

Techniques of the Selling Writer – Dwight V. Swain

Sometimes the Magic Works – Terry Brooks

On Writing – Stephen King

Zen in the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury

Self Editing for Fiction Writers – Browne & King

How to Write Best Selling Fiction – James Scott Bell - Audio

The Emotional Craft of FictionDonald Maass

Story Genius – Lisa Cron - Audio

Sometimes the Magic Works – Terry Brooks

Deep Writing – Eric Maisel

Save the Cat Writes a Novel – Jessica Brody - Audio

Creating Character Arcs – K.M. Weiland - Audio

Fiction Writing Demystified – Thomas B. Sawyer – Screenwriting slant

Write your Novel from the Middle – James Scott Bell

Story Trumps Structure Steven James

This Year you Write your Novel – Walter Mosley

Writing the Breakout Novel – Donald Maass

Novelist as a Vocation - Haruki Murakami

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