Popular Writing Craft Books

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 96 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.29 — 228,008 ratings — published 1999
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 71 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.22 — 98,601 ratings — published 1994
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Writing the Breakout Novel Writing the Breakout Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.07 — 6,705 ratings — published 2001
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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 31 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.17 — 74,506 ratings — published 1918
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Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.09 — 4,121 ratings — published 2011
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Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.12 — 24,531 ratings — published 1987
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Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing) Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by (shelved 15 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 3.92 — 3,765 ratings — published 1992
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The Writing Life The Writing Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 4.05 — 18,118 ratings — published 1989
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as writing-craft)
avg rating 3.88 — 168,604 ratings — published 2015
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Michael Connelly
“You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more."

("The Castle")”
Michael Connelly

“If I ask you to think about something, you can decide not to. But if I make you feel something? Now I have your attention.”
Lisa Cron, Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

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