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The 15 Best Craft Books for Fiction Writers

Below are the craft books I keep at my desk at all times. I've found each of them extremely helpful when I need a reference book for a particular element of fiction writing. These are not all of the books I use--just the ones I find the most comprehensive in terms of helping me overall during the writing process.


I recommend purchasing them or borrowing them or taking them out at the local library, but get your hands on them and read them from front to back. Refer to them when you need help with your own fiction. The authors below are fantastic writers and educators, and have been helping writing students for decades (the ones still alive, anyway--the ones that have passed have left behind a fantastic legacy).


Is Life Like This: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months- John Dufresne



Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life - Anne Lamott



Fiction Writer's Workshop: The Key Elements of a Writing Workshop - Josip Novakovich



The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers - John Gardner



On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King



Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft - Janet Burroway



Save the Cat Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You'll Ever Need - Jessica Brody



Aspects of the Novel - E.M. Forster



For Writers Only: Inspiring thoughts on the exquisite pain and heady joy of the writing life, from its great practitioners - Sophy Burnham



Revising Fiction: A Handbook for Writers: A Handbook for Writers: 185 Practical Techniques for Improving Your Story or Novel - David Madden



The Complete Book of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Create and Sell Your Work - Writer's Digest Books



On the Art of Writing - Arthur Quiller-Couch



Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats - Adam Sexton



The Elements of Style -Strunk & White



The Truth That Tells a Lie - John Dufresne




























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