8 Best Books About Creative Writing

8 Best Books About Creative Writing

writers According to author Joseph Epstein, 81% of Americans believe that they could write a book. That’s 200 million people! If you’re one of those not yet published writers, we can help! These are our best books about creative writing. Take your writing and turn it into a polished and professional manuscript.

8 Best Books About Creative Writing

  1. The 38 most common fiction writing mistakes: and how to avoid them by Jack Bickham. Provides suggestions for correcting common writing mistakes and offers advice on developing a fiction writer’s attitude, refining ideas and language, and submitting manuscripts.
  2. How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card. Offers tips and advice on writing science fiction, discussing the rules of fiction, and how to structure a successful story.
  3. Beyond the First Draft: the art of fiction by John Casey.  An essential guide with original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction.
  4. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. Combining Zen meditation with writing, Goldberg challenges and encourages writers to hone their skills.
  5. On Writing by Stephen King. King shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
  6. Bird by Bird: some instructions on writing and life by Anne Lamott. A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer’s life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer’s block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips.
  7. Still Writing:  the pleasures and perils of a creative life by Dan Shapiro. Examines the process of creative writing and storytelling through the author’s personal stories and experiences of living a writer’s life and offers lessons and insights to aspiring authors.
  8. Write a Novel and Get it Published by Nigel Watts. Advice on how to write a novel and get it published, from someone who has done it. There is a saying that ‘everyone has a book in them’. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide will help guide you through every step of the process.

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