Resources for Writers

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My Go-To Craft Books & Other Inspirations

The Anatomy of Genres by John Truby
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
Six Memos for the Next Millennium
by Italo Calvino
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. LeGuin
A Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. LeGuin
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison
The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
Refuse to Be Done by Matt Bell
Tin House Writer’s Notebooks I & II
Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor
Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction by John McNally
The Promise of Failure by John McNally (my review here)
Body Work by Melissa Febos
The 3AM Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction by Brian Kitely

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Craft in the Real World by Matthew Salesses
A Stranger’s Journey by David Mura
From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler
The Half-Known World by Robert Boswell
Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction by Charles Baxter
Writing the Novella by Sharon Oard Warner
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
The Art & Craft of the Short Story by Rick DeMarinis
A Swim in the a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker
Keep Going by Austin Kleon
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth

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