Books on Craft

The following list of craft books are ones that I use and reference as well as books that have been recommended to me by workshop instructors. If you’d like me to add a book to this list, please leave a comment. Let me know what you like about the book you’re recommending and how it’s helped your writing.

The titles below are linked to Amazon, but obviously you can buy the books anywhere and I have no affiliation with Amazon. Just FYI.

Aspects of the Novel, by E. M. Forster

Creating Short Fiction, by Damon Knight

How Fiction Works, by James Wood

Nail Your Novel, by Roz Morris

On Writing, by Stephen King

Ron Carlson Writes a Story, by Ron Carlson

Stein on Writing, by Sol Stein

The Art of Fiction, by John Gardner

The Elements of Style, by William Shrunk and E.B. White

The Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction, by Robert Boswell

The Modern Library Writers’ Workshop, by Stephen Koch

The Scene Book: A Primer for the Fiction Writer, by Sandra Scofield

The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft, by Douglas Bauer

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, by Janet Burroway

Writing with Style: A Conversation on the Art of Writing, by John R. Trimble

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