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.
- The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers (2017)
- On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I (2019)
- On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (2010)
- On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (2006)
- Burn After Writing (2015)
- Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (2008)
- 5,000 WRITING PROMPTS: A Master List of Plot Ideas, Creative Exercises, and More (2019)
- The Norton Field Guide to Writing (Fifth Edition) (2019)
- Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need (2018)
- Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (2016)
- The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (2017)
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers (2017)
The 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.
On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I (2019)
Writing advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong.
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (2010)
Immensely 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.
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (2006)
On 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.
Burn After Writing (2015)
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.
Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (2008)
Ten 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.
5,000 WRITING PROMPTS: A Master List of Plot Ideas, Creative Exercises, and More (2019)
5,000 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.
The Norton Field Guide to Writing (Fifth Edition) (2019)
The 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.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need (2018)
Novelist 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.
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (2016)
With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively.
The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (2017)
“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.
Best Writing Books You Should Enjoy
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1000 quick writing ideas : a journal and creative writing kit
Author(s): Stevan Krajnjan.
ID: 920823, Publisher: Timesavers for Teachers, Year: , 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: , Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
The Accumulation of Freedom - Writings on Anarchist Economics
Author(s): Deric Shannon (Editor); Anthony J. Nocella II (Editor); John Asimakopoulous (Editor)
ID: 2230928, Publisher: AK Press, Year: Jan 31, 2012, Size: 3 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.