We all have our favorites, the books we come back to, some for instruction, some for inspiration, and some just for fun. These are mine — from the essential to the light-hearted to the deep and comprehensive.
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The classic style-book that’s never gone out of style. Read it, then reread it, and keep it on your desk or nearest bookshelf at all times.
This unique blend of memoir and craft guide is a surprising gem, from one of the foremost narrative writers of our time.
Don’t be fooled by the title: this is not just for fiction writers nor is it for the young alone. An essential manual for understanding the essence of narrative.
This slim volume, widely beloved for the author’s quirky, idiosyncratic voice, is chock-full of-writing wisdom that is sure to inspire and motivate just when you feel most stuck.
This hefty volume is everything the previous recommendation is not; thick, systematic, comprehensive — practically a writer’s Bible.