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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.31 — 283,941 ratings — published 2000
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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 52 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.23 — 118,443 ratings — published 1994
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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.18 — 86,867 ratings — published 1918
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Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.12 — 30,480 ratings — published 1987
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The Artist's Way The Artist's Way (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.88 — 158,302 ratings — published 1992
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Back to Creative Writing School Back to Creative Writing School (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.95 — 729 ratings — published 2013
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 3.89 — 233,560 ratings — published 2015
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Becoming a Writer Becoming a Writer (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.01 — 9,203 ratings — published 1934
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Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.08 — 5,146 ratings — published 2011
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Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.12 — 5,234 ratings — published 2006
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Writing the Breakout Novel Writing the Breakout Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.07 — 7,780 ratings — published 2001
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The Writing Life The Writing Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.03 — 22,571 ratings — published 1989
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Writing Fiction for Dummies Writing Fiction for Dummies (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as creative-writing)
avg rating 4.13 — 3,216 ratings — published 2009
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William Faulkner
“At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that — the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, train himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance. That is, to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is ... curiosity to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does. And if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got that or not.

[Press conference, University of Virginia, May 20, 1957]”
William Faulkner

Amit Kalantri
“Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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