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Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Creative Writing books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School (2003)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouGotham Writers’ Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book.
Author(s): Gotham Writers’ Workshop

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing (2010)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouA Los Angeles Times bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante’s guide to writing fiction “recalls Francine Prose’s bestseller, Reading Like a Writer” (Library Journal).The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing―both fiction and creative nonfiction.
Author(s): Alice LaPlante

101 Creative Writing Exercises (Adventures in Writing) (2012)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook You101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas.
Author(s): Melissa Donovan

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing (2010)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouHere are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page!
Author(s): Karen Benke

Creative Writing For Dummies (2012)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouDo you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best.
Author(s): Maggie Hamand

On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I (2019)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouWriting advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong.
Author(s): Timothy Hickson , Jordon Jones, et al.

The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers (2017)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouThe Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students’ needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals.
Author(s): Jennifer Serravallo

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (2010)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouImmensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing.
Author(s): Stephen King

The Practice of Creative Writing: A Guide for Students (2016)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouThe Practice of Creative Writing A Guide for Students #224,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4341 in Words, Language & Grammar (Books) #612 in Creative Writing & Composition #1325 in Fiction Writing Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Heather Sellers

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly (2014)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouFairy-tale master Gail Carson, the bestselling author of Ella Enchanted, guides writers of all ages on how to develop their craft, with practical advice and heartfelt encouragement. In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade.
Author(s): Gail Carson Levine

A Year of Creative Writing Prompts (Write On!) (2015)

 Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook YouWriters know that good writing is dependent on unique, interesting ideas. Kick your imagination into gear with this collection of hand-picked, hand-crafted, explosively creative writing prompts! With hundreds of prompts in every genre included in this book, you are sure to find ideas that will propel your writing and grab your readers’ imagination.
Author(s): Love in Ink

Best Creative Writing Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some creative writing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

1000 quick writing ideas : a journal and creative writing kit

Author(s): Stevan Krajnjan.
ID: 920823, Publisher: Timesavers for Teachers, Year: [2008], Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Creative Writing for Social Research: A Practical Guide

Author(s): Richard Phillips
ID: 2954799, Publisher: Policy Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How To Decolonize the Creative Classroom

Author(s): Felicia Rose Chavez
ID: 2955776, Publisher: Haymarket Books, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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