Writers' Resources

Books.  Websites.  Software.

Resources for writers abound, and not just for young adult and children's authors.  The items I've listed below are ones I've enjoyed and mined for nuggets of wisdom, tips, and techniques for myriad projects over the years.  I feel they are essential for every writer to read, research, or use at least once.  Since Amazon, Google, and myriad online bookstores can provide the best and most current details, I've only listed the name and image of each.  Please look them up.

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The First Five Pages (book)

Noah Lukeman

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (book)

Stephen King

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (book)

Jessica Brody

 
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The Elements of Style (book)

William Strunk and E.B. White

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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (book)

The Editors of Writer's Digest

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The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists (book)

Andrew McAleer

 
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Stein on Writing (book)

Sol Stein

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How to Write a Damn Good Novel (book)

James N. Frey

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Writing Down the Bones (book)

Natalie Goldberg

 
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Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes (book)

Raymond Obstfeld

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How to Grow a Novel (book)

Sol Stein

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Just Write (book)

James Scott Bell

 
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The War of Art (book)

Steven Pressfield

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The Plot Thickens (book)

Noah Lukeman

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The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (book)

Jack M. Bickham

 
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Building Fiction (book)

Jesse Lee Kercheval

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The Fantasy Fiction Formula (book)

Deborah Chester

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Plot & Structure (book)

James Scott Bell

 
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The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing (book)

Evan Marshall

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The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published (book)

Evan Marshall

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A Dash of Style (book)

Noah Lukeman

 
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Revision and Self-Editing for Publication (book)

James Scott Bell

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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (book)

Renni Brown & Dave King

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The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction (book)

Michael Seidman

 
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Structuring Your Novel (book)

K.M. Weiland

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Outlining Your Novel (book)

K.M. Weiland

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Creating Character Arcs (book)

K.M. Weiland

 
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5 Secrets of Story Structure (book)

K.M. Weiland

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How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method (book)

Randy Ingermanson

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How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method (book)

Randy Ingermanson

 
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Making the Perfect Pitch (book)

Katharine Sands

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The Editor's Eye (book)

Stacy Ennis

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Writing the Fiction Series (book)

Karen S. Wiesner

 
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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (book)

Philip Athans

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The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference (book)

Andrew I. Porter, Donald A. Wollheim, and Frederik Pohl

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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction (book)

Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, and Jay Lake