Books about writing may include guidelines about grammar or other technical issues. They may also provide advice about the craft of writing or the business of publication.

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)
Far & Away: Places on the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years
The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People
Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe
Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction
The Madwoman Upstairs
The Great American Whatever
Dimestore: A Writer's Life
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"
Ideas Are All Around
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
The Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels, #4)
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
The Matchbox Diary
And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
The Madwoman Upstairs
In Other Words
Ways to Disappear
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Stella by Starlight
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)
The Day the Crayons Came Home
An Unnecessary Woman
Self-Publishing In the Eye of the Storm by Karl WigginsBandersnatch by Diana Pavlac GlyerWriting Course by Hayley PaigeThe Writing Life by Annie DillardWriting Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The Craft of Writing
25 books — 17 voters
Someone Like You by Sarah DessenGirlfriend Material by Melissa KantorAll I Need by Susane ColasantiIn Too Deep by Coert VoorheesDangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
A Line in the Sand
23 books — 8 voters

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Cover Writing
10 books — 2 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Books Stephen King Recommends
183 books — 144 voters

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The Writing Life
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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

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Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
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