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Popular Writing Books

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
The Writing Life
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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
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Writing the Breakout Novel

Stephen King
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

William Faulkner
Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.
William Faulkner

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