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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.28 — 206,690 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)
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avg rating 4.22 — 91,011 ratings — published 1994
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The Writing Life The Writing Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.06 — 16,313 ratings — published 1989
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Writing the Breakout Novel Writing the Breakout Novel (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 6,210 ratings — published 2001
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Becoming a Writer Becoming a Writer (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 6,448 ratings — published 1934
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Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 3,727 ratings — published 2011
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.88 — 138,596 ratings — published 2015
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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.16 — 69,883 ratings — published 1918
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On Becoming a Novelist On Becoming a Novelist (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 3,945 ratings — published 1983
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The Forest for the Trees The Forest for the Trees (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 4,034 ratings — published 2000
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Ernest Hemingway on Writing Ernest Hemingway on Writing (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 6,907 ratings — published 1984
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A Room of One's Own A Room of One's Own (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 117,555 ratings — published 1928
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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.96 — 3,889 ratings — published 1999
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Letters to a Young Poet Letters to a Young Poet (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.35 — 49,748 ratings — published 1929
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Stephen King
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
Stephen King

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

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The Heart of a Writer
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