Reading about the craft of writing is something I truly enjoy.

Here’s a list of the books about writing that I’ve discussed here.

Some old favourites. Others, new discoveries.

My shelves of writing books are bursting. Only a few appear here.

Ararcón, Daniel, Ed. The Secret Miracle: The Novelist’s Handbook (Henry Holt, 2010)

Atlas, Nava The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life: Inspiration and Advice from Celebrated Women Authors Who Paved the Way (Sellers Publishing, Inc, 2011)

Berg, Elizabeth. Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True (1999: HarperCollins, 2000)

Bishop, Lane Shefter. Selling Your Story in a Single Sentence: Advice from the Frontlines of Hollywood (The Countryman Press – W. W. Norton, 2016)

Burroway, Janet. Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Longman, 2007: 7th edition)

Doughty, Louise. A Novel in a Year (2007: Simon & Schuster, 2008)

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed (Pantheon Books, 1993)

Heffron, Jack The Writer’s Idea Book: 10th Anniversary Edition (Writer’s Digest Books, 2011)

hooks, bell. remembered rapture (Henry Holt and Company, 1999)

Krementz, Jill. The Writer’s Desk (Random House, 1996)

Lamott, Anne Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1995; Pantheon Books, 1994)

Lara, Adair. You Know You’re a Writer When (Chronicle Books, 2007)

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination. (Shambhala, 2004)

—. Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew (Eighth Mountain Press, 1998)

Lundmark, Torbjörn. quirky QWERTY: A Note on the Type (Penguin, 2002)

Neubauer, Bonnie. Take Ten for Writers: 1,000 Inspiring Exercises (Writer’s Digest Books, 2009)

Rein, Jody and Michael Larsen. How to Write a Book Proposal (5th edition Writer’s Digest Books, 2017 ) Review April 15, 2017

Scofield, Sandra. The Last Draft: A Novelist’s Guide to Revision (Penguin Random House, 2017)  Review May 31, 2017

Sexton, Phillip and Tricia Bateman. A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words (Writer’s Digest, 2007)

Shapiro, Dani Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013)

Stone, Kelly L. Time to Write (Adams Media, 2008)

Tin House. The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (Tin House Books, 2009)

White, Fred Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A Writer’s Guide to Transforming Notions into Narratives (Writer’s Digest Books, 2012)

Yagoda, Ben The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing (HarperResource – HarperCollins, 2004)

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