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oooo..It's obvious from this list
oooo..that it would take any writer
oooo..a long, long time to read all
oooo..books that exist about the
oooo..craft of writing. This list pre-selected, and even
oooo..then, it doesn't cover the
oooo..field. But I hope that you'll able to find one or two that
oooo..might be just what you need at
oooo..the moment.

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100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Writer, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers.

$30 Writing School
Included is a CD-ROM that contains bonus software, interviews, and images that will help you along the way to your writing goals. From sample layouts, worksheets, and contracts, to the author's own collection of rejection letters, it will help you take your writing to the next level.

20 Master Plots and How to Build Them
Learn how a successful plot integrates all elements of a story, and how to use these plots effectively in your own work.

A Dangerous Profession
A Book About The Writing Life.

A Story is a Promise
Designed to guide writers towards a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic fiction.

A Writer's Time
Making Time to Write.

Beginnings, Middles, & Ends

Blueprint For Writing
A Writer's Guide to Creativity, Craft and Career.

Breathing Life into Your Characters

Character & Plot Development
Various Titles.

Characters & Viewpoint

Creative Inspiration
Various Titles.


Developing Story Ideas

Dynamic Characters

Fiction First Aid
Instant Remedies for Novels, Stories and Scripts.

Formatting Guides
Various Formats.

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Grammar, Spelling and Other Boring Stuff

How to Write and Sell your First Novel

Keys to Great Writing
Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give voice to the great writer within you.

Outwitting Writer's Block
Chock full of exercises designed to jumpstart creativity, and encouraging tips from fellow writers and instructors, this book is like Drano for clogged creative pipes.

Research and Reference
Various Titles.

Writing for Children
Various Titles.

2005 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market
Guide to over 2,000 places to get your fiction into print.

2005 Guide to Literary Agents
Over 600 agents who sell what you write.

Advanced Writing: Fiction and Film
Discusses such topics as originality, credibility, contrivance, crudeness, monotony, repetition. Story appeal, story impact. Threat, hope, need to know, tension and pace. Character realization, the reality of relationships, sequential structuring, story steps, the set-up, openings, endings, etc.

First Draft in 30 Days
A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript.

How Not to Write a Novel
Confessions of a Midlist Author.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel
A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling.

Complete Handbook of Novel Writing
Everything You Need to Know About Creating and Selling Your Work.

Creating Fiction
The twenty-four contributors to Creating Fiction have won awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Magazine Award. Now their experience and wisdom can be found in one landmark book.

Fiction Writers Workshop
A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript.

Fiction Writing Demystified
Techniques That Will Make You a More Successful Writer.

Finding Your Voice
How to Put Personality in Your Writing.

The First Five Pages
A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile.

Immediate Fiction
A Complete Writing Course.

The Lie That Tells a Truth
A Guide to Writing Fiction.

Marshall Plan Workbook
Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish.

Marshall Plan For Novel Writing
A 16-Step Program Guaranteed to Take You from Idea to Completed Manuscript.

The Novel Writer's Toolkit
A Guide to Writing Novels and Getting Published.

A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction.

Seven Steps on the Writer's Path
The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment.

What If?
Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers.

Write Great Fiction
Characters, Emotion And Viewpoint.

Writer's Retreat Kit
A Guide for Creative Exploration and Personal Expression.

Writing Fiction Step By Step
200-plus exercises arranged by fictional element, starting with ideas, character, and plot moving through scene, dialogue, image, etc., and landing, finally, on "putting it all together.

Writing From the Inside Out
Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction
If you love science fiction and would like to write some of your own, this book will give you practical advice. Describing the different types of science fiction and fantasy genres and subgenres, it explains everything from how putting your manuscript together to getting it picked up by a publisher, and suggests relevant resources to put you ahead of the pack.

Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue.

Getting into Character
Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors.

How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author Orson Scott Card is one of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy. He won both the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards for best novel for two consecutive years - something no other writer has ever done.

The Joy of Writing Sex
A Guide for Fiction Writers.

Mystery and Crime Writing
Various Titles.

No Plot? No Problem!
A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days.

Plot & Structure

The Romance Writer's Handbook
How to Write Romantic Fiction and Get it published.

Romance Writing
Various Titles.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
How to Edit Yourself into Print.

The Sell Your Novel Kit
Everything You Need to Know About Queries, Synopses, Marketing and Breaking in.

Techniques of the Selling Writer
Without a doubt, one of the most useful books on the craft of writing.

The Weekend Novelist
During the week Robert J. Ray was a teacher. On weekends he learned the fiction writer's craft and produced his first novel. He ended up selling six books in six years.

The Writer's Guide to Character Traits
From serial killers to business tycoons to politicians, The Writer's Guide to Character Traits profiles the mental, emotional, and physical qualities of dozens of different personality types.

Writing the Breakout Novel
Develop larger-than-life characters. Sustain a high degree of narrative tension from start to finish. Explore universal themes that will interest a large audience of readers.

Writing Dialogue
How to create memorable voices.

Writing Erotica
Various Titles.

Writing a Romance Novel
From plotting and pacing to creating the perfect heroes and heroines.

Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy
Various Titles
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