How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bransford
Good for...getting the inside scoop from someone who has been both an author and an agent.
“Writing a novel is extremely complicated. So complicated, in fact, that you cannot possibly hold your entire novel in your head all at once. And that’s okay.”
90 Days to Your Novel by Sarah Domet
Good for...90 days of exercises that will help you get better at sitting down and writing, rather than sitting down and thinking about writing.
A Novel in a Year: From First Page to Last in 52 Weeks by Louise Doughty
Good for...writers who like to-do lists.
On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Good for...when you want to be reminded of why you love writing so much in the first place.
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Fred White
Good for...learning how to transform creative ideas into story-form.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Good for...when you need inspiration that also reminds you of how necessary hard work is. If you like to write, please read this book. It is wonderful.
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
What's your favorite book about writing?