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.

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Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
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I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf
Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language
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Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman
The Messy Lives of Book People
The Hero of This Book
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Bird by Bird
The Elements of Style
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You
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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
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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. ...more
William Faulkner

Stephen King
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King

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