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Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Writing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I (2019)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyWriting 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.

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

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyImmensely 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

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (2006)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyOn Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.
Author(s): William Zinsser

Burn After Writing (2015)

 Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy  Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, texting, Snapchat, YouTube…the world has become one giant confessional. In a reversal of this trend, encourages you to share nothing. With its incisive questions and thought experiments, this private journal challenges you to play a game of Truth or Dare with yourself.
Author(s): Sharon Jones

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (2008)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyTen years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America’s most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing.
Author(s): Roy Peter Clark

5,000 WRITING PROMPTS: A Master List of Plot Ideas, Creative Exercises, and More (2019)

 Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy5,000 Writing Prompts is the must-have resource for novelists, short story writers, screenwriters, creative writing teachers, bloggers, memoir writers, playwrights, improv actors, and other creators.
Author(s): Bryn Donovan

The Norton Field Guide to Writing (Fifth Edition) (2019)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyThe best-selling, most flexible rhetoric―now with advice for reading and writing across disciplinesThe Norton Field Guide lets you teach the way you want to teach. Short chapters with just enough detail can be assigned in any order. Color-coded links send students to more detail if they need it. Menus, directories, and a glossary/index all make the book easy to navigate.
Author(s): Richard Bullock , Maureen Daly Goggin, et al.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need (2018)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyNovelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing.
Author(s): Jessica Brody

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (2016)

 Best Writing Books You Should EnjoyWith insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively.
Author(s): Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (2017)

 Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy“HELP! My Students Can’t Write!” Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach.
Author(s): Judith C. Hochman , Natalie Wexler , et al.

Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy

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 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.

Death scent

Author(s): S V Wolf
ID: 877152, Publisher: Black Rose Writing , Year: ©2012, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

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

The arm movement method of rapid writing

Author(s): by C.P. Zaner.
ID: 1034135, Publisher: Zaner & Bloser Co., Year: [1904], Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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