Popular Creative Writing Books

Showing 1-50 of 3,379
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 66 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.33 — 207,276 ratings — published 2000
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.24 — 72,986 ratings — published 1994
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.19 — 68,956 ratings — published 1918
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Artist's Way The Artist's Way (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.91 — 90,003 ratings — published 1992
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.11 — 14,223 ratings — published 1973
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Becoming a Writer Becoming a Writer (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.98 — 5,159 ratings — published 1934
Rate this book
Clear rating
Back to Creative Writing School Back to Creative Writing School (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.97 — 152 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.10 — 3,755 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Writing the Breakout Novel Writing the Breakout Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.06 — 3,595 ratings — published 2001
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Writing Life The Writing Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.02 — 12,524 ratings — published 1989
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,658 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.92 — 131,820 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Writing Fiction for Dummies Writing Fiction for Dummies (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.10 — 1,417 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.65 — 13,750 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Forest for the Trees The Forest for the Trees (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.95 — 2,827 ratings — published 2000
Rate this book
Clear rating


“Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.”
Ernest Barbaric

Jerry Stahl
“Destroy your life; then put it back together.You'll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and – side benefit – the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people you create on the page – or run into off of it.”
Jerry Stahl

More quotes...
But words are things...
1 chapters — updated Jul 26, 2010 10:46PM — 0 people liked it
Life, what is it?
1 chapters — updated Nov 13, 2015 10:30AM — 0 people liked it