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.

The First Five Pages (book)

Noah Lukeman

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (book)

Stephen King

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (book)

Jessica Brody


The Elements of Style (book)

William Strunk and E.B. White

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (book)

The Editors of Writer's Digest

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists (book)

Andrew McAleer


Stein on Writing (book)

Sol Stein

How to Write a Damn Good Novel (book)

James N. Frey

Writing Down the Bones (book)

Natalie Goldberg


Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes (book)

Raymond Obstfeld

How to Grow a Novel (book)

Sol Stein

Just Write (book)

James Scott Bell


The War of Art (book)

Steven Pressfield

The Plot Thickens (book)

Noah Lukeman

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (book)

Jack M. Bickham


Building Fiction (book)

Jesse Lee Kercheval

The Fantasy Fiction Formula (book)

Deborah Chester

Plot & Structure (book)

James Scott Bell


The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing (book)

Evan Marshall

The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published (book)

Evan Marshall

A Dash of Style (book)

Noah Lukeman


Revision and Self-Editing for Publication (book)

James Scott Bell

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (book)

Renni Brown & Dave King

The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction (book)

Michael Seidman


Structuring Your Novel (book)

K.M. Weiland

Outlining Your Novel (book)

K.M. Weiland

Creating Character Arcs (book)

K.M. Weiland


5 Secrets of Story Structure (book)

K.M. Weiland

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

Randy Ingermanson

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

Randy Ingermanson


Making the Perfect Pitch (book)

Katharine Sands

The Editor's Eye (book)

Stacy Ennis

Writing the Fiction Series (book)

Karen S. Wiesner


The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (book)

Philip Athans

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference (book)

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

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction (book)

Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, and Jay Lake


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