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BOOK REVIEW: Best Books on the Craft of Writing

Monday, October 08, 2012

I was recently asked for my recommendations on the best books for an aspiring writer to read on the craft of writing. Here are my own personal favourites:


The Seven Basic Plots
, Christopher Booker


The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structures for Writers, Christopher Volger

On Writing, Stephen King



Steering the Craft, Ursula le Guin

Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Maas

Story, Robert McKee

The Elements of Style,  Strunk & White



Spunk & Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style, Arthur Plotnik

Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft, Jane Yolen 

Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott




A Novel In A Year, Louise Doughty

Writing Magic – Creating Stories That Fly, Gail Carson Levine

Sometimes The Magic Works: Lessons From A Writing Life, Terry Brooks

The Writing Book, Kate Grenville

Making Stories, Sue Woolfe and Kate Grenville


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