Best Books about Writing Fiction

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1. “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk, Jr.

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2. “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” by Stephen King

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3. “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting” by Robert McKee

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4. “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life” by Anne Lamott

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5. “Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew” by Ursula K. Le Guin

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6. “Writing the Breakout Novel” by Donald Maass

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7. “Story Genius: How to Outline Your Novel Using the Secrets of Brain Science” by Lisa Cron

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8. “Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print” by Renni Browne & Dave King

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9. “Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within” by Natalie Goldberg

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10. “Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” by Blake Snyder

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11. “45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters” by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

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12. “Stein on Writing” by Sol Stein

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13. “Zen in the Art of Writing” by Ray Bradbury

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14. “The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression” by Angela Ackerman

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15. “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers” by Christopher Vogler

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16. “Aspects of the Novel” by E. M. Forster

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17. “Letters to a Young Writer” by Colum McCann

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18. “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron

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19. “The Business of Being a Writer” by Jane Friedman

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20. “Pep Talks for Writers” by Grant Faulkner

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21. “2,000 to 10,000: How to Write Faster, Write Better, and Write More of What You Love” by Rachel Aaron

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22. “Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success” by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant

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23. “Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story” by K. M. Weiland

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24. “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon

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25. Your favorite dictionary/thesaurus

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