Writing Education: Books to Teach You
Writing is a career that requires constant learning and striving to be better, but often writers don’t have the resources to continue their education. Therefore reading nonfiction on writing by the best writers is key to becoming a better writer.
Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg
The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron
On Writing - Stephen King
The Kick Ass Writer - Chuck Wendig
Find Your Voice - Angie Thomas*
*I want to highlight this book specifically on being the only book on this list by a BIPOC author. Please reach out to me if you have any more BIPOC authors who have written books on writing.
The Forest for the Trees - Betsy Lerner
Bird By Bird - Annie Lamont
The Elements of Style - William Strunk, Jr and E.B. White
Self Editing for Fiction Writers - Renni Browne and Dave King
How to Write Like Tolstoy - Richard Cohen
Sin and Syntax - Constance Hale
Save the Cat - Blake Snyder
The Writer's Journey - Christopher Vogler
A Writer's Guide to Persistence - Jordan Rosenfeld
The Emotional Craft of Fiction - Donald Maass
Story Genius - Lisa Cron
No Plot, No Problem - Chris Baty
Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon
Everybody Writes - Ann Handley
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