Writers On Writing Books

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.33 — 268,816 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 19 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.23 — 95,059 ratings — published 1994
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Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.91 — 4,335 ratings — published 2002
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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.20 — 28,721 ratings — published 1986
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The Writing Life The Writing Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.98 — 16,304 ratings — published 1989
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 8 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.55 — 14,654 ratings — published 2021
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Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.09 — 18,597 ratings — published 1973
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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.18 — 81,115 ratings — published 1918
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The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.00 — 5,872 ratings — published 1984
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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.77 — 10,793 ratings — published 2006
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.95 — 195,474 ratings — published 2015
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A Room of One's Own A Room of One's Own (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.20 — 177,505 ratings — published 1929
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.00 — 30,925 ratings — published 2013
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On Writing On Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.04 — 4,049 ratings — published 1984
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Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.14 — 6,334 ratings — published 1990
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.87 — 148,543 ratings — published 2007
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In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.85 — 2,927 ratings — published 2021
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In Other Words In Other Words (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.73 — 12,830 ratings — published 2015
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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.83 — 7,189 ratings — published 2004
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.14 — 39,001 ratings — published 1949
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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.94 — 106,108 ratings — published 1992
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Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.27 — 14,882 ratings — published 1997
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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.99 — 95,123 ratings — published 2002
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Little Women Little Women (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,072,373 ratings — published 1868
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Truth & Beauty Truth & Beauty (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.96 — 40,450 ratings — published 2004
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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.52 — 8,698 ratings — published 2018
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A Writer's Diary A Writer's Diary (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.16 — 5,695 ratings — published 1953
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Why I Write Why I Write (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.02 — 11,108 ratings — published 1946
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The Friend The Friend (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.77 — 37,068 ratings — published 2018
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.41 — 9,877 ratings — published 2018
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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.09 — 9,094 ratings — published 1992
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Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice (ebook)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.19 — 1,950 ratings — published 2017
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A Moveable Feast A Moveable Feast (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.03 — 140,823 ratings — published 1964
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Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,378 ratings — published 2002
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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.19 — 4,222 ratings — published 2013
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Several Short Sentences About Writing Several Short Sentences About Writing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.13 — 2,570 ratings — published 2012
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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.18 — 4,900 ratings — published 2006
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.04 — 817,764 ratings — published 1963
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The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.18 — 2,005 ratings — published 2011
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The Hours The Hours (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.95 — 135,815 ratings — published 1998
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Novelist as a Vocation Novelist as a Vocation (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.89 — 8,627 ratings — published 2015
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A Horse at Night: On Writing A Horse at Night: On Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.12 — 428 ratings — published 2022
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Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.98 — 993 ratings — published 2019
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Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.30 — 2,754 ratings — published 2022
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Writing Without Teachers Writing Without Teachers (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.01 — 595 ratings — published 1973
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Journal of a Solitude Journal of a Solitude (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.16 — 4,349 ratings — published 1973
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Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 4.52 — 1,672 ratings — published 2021
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The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.93 — 2,676 ratings — published 1992
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The Art of the Novel The Art of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writers-on-writing)
avg rating 3.98 — 5,926 ratings — published 1986
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Hunter S. Thompson
“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.”
Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

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