Recommended Books for Aspiring Writers

We believe that the universe is made of stories, and everyone is a storyteller. Here are a few books we highly recommend for writers, covering both the and the business of writing.  

This list was updated on 02/10/21.

The Author's Checklist: An Agent's Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608686629
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Published: New World Library - February 4th, 2020

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761160854
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 4th, 2010

The Business of Being a Writer (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226393162
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 16th, 2018

Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984878311
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Published: Viking - April 7th, 2020

Write Away: One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060560447
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 15th, 2005

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016

Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416535034
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2009

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982159375
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780743235273
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 6th, 2006

The Writer's Journey - 25th Anniversary Edition: Mythic Structure for Writers Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781615933150
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Published: Michael Wiese Productions - August 4th, 2020

The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143129257
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 25th, 2016

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

Writing the Blockbuster Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780765382474
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Published: Forge Books - June 14th, 2016

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780865479937
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 14th, 2008

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455586691
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2016

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060891541
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226400
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Published: Catapult - January 7th, 2020

10 Publishing Myths: Insights Every Author Needs to Succeed Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781642794526
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Published: Morgan James Publishing - December 17th, 2019

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399579745
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 9th, 2018

Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781489714107
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Published: Liferich - September 26th, 2017

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060545697
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004

Writer's Market 2020: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published Cover Image
By Robert Lee Brewer (Editor)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781440301223
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - November 5th, 2019