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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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