Writing Skills Books

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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.17 — 80,511 ratings — published 1918
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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 4.33 — 262,974 ratings — published 2000
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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 26,236 ratings — published 1976
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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 4.23 — 93,175 ratings — published 1994
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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.18 — 4,819 ratings — published 2006
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Style: Toward Clarity and Grace Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 1,839 ratings — published 1981
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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.20 — 28,285 ratings — published 1986
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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.35 — 7,953 ratings — published 2019
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.05 — 8,015 ratings — published 2014
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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.27 — 5,675 ratings — published 2007
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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing With Style and Power 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing With Style and Power (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.03 — 1,120 ratings — published 1985
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They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.80 — 5,148 ratings — published 2006
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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 6,411 ratings — published 1993
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Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.27 — 14,551 ratings — published 1997
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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (Writers Helping Writers, #1) The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (Writers Helping Writers, #1)
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avg rating 4.51 — 5,552 ratings — published 2012
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Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 18,245 ratings — published 1973
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First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.10 — 1,007 ratings — published 2018
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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.52 — 8,133 ratings — published 2018
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It Was The Best Of Sentences, It Was The Worst Of Sentences: A Writer's Guide To Crafting Killer Sentences It Was The Best Of Sentences, It Was The Worst Of Sentences: A Writer's Guide To Crafting Killer Sentences (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.15 — 1,365 ratings — published 2010
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.86 — 103,926 ratings — published 2003
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How to Write a Thesis How to Write a Thesis (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.92 — 3,688 ratings — published 1977
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The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.89 — 764 ratings — published 2004
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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 4,481 ratings — published 2012
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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)
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avg rating 3.78 — 10,670 ratings — published 2006
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Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.06 — 481 ratings — published 1986
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Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Concept, Scene Construction Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Concept, Scene Construction (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 3,050 ratings — published 2011
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The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.17 — 2,875 ratings — published 1942
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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)
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avg rating 4.00 — 5,824 ratings — published 1984
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Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 16,528 ratings — published 2005
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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 9,019 ratings — published 1992
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From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 388 ratings — published 2016
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Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.48 — 25 ratings — published 2003
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How to Write Better Essays How to Write Better Essays (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 216 ratings — published 2001
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Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 3.96 — 5,247 ratings — published 2014
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Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.32 — 2,981 ratings — published 2013
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How to Self-Publish: The Essential Guide for Taking Your Idea to Market (The Career Author) How to Self-Publish: The Essential Guide for Taking Your Idea to Market (The Career Author)
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avg rating 4.31 — 16 ratings — published
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Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Making Your Novel Stand Out and Succeed Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Making Your Novel Stand Out and Succeed (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.27 — 854 ratings — published 2004
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Conflict and Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing) Conflict and Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing)
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avg rating 4.26 — 849 ratings — published 2011
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The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 62 ratings — published
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Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide (Classic Wisdom on Writing) Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
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avg rating 3.78 — 109 ratings — published 1991
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The Art & Craft of Case Writing The Art & Craft of Case Writing (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.14 — 7 ratings — published 1999
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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 2,922 ratings — published 1955
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Art of Styling Sentences Art of Styling Sentences (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.06 — 256 ratings — published 2002
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Oxford Dictionary of English Oxford Dictionary of English (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.03 — 4,536 ratings — published 2004
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Keys to Great Writing Keys to Great Writing (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 323 ratings — published 2000
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Chapter After Chapter: Discover the Dedication & Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams Chapter After Chapter: Discover the Dedication & Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.17 — 422 ratings — published 2006
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Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.11 — 536 ratings — published 1998
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Creating Unforgettable Characters Creating Unforgettable Characters (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 551 ratings — published 1990
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“Experience is the only subject worthwhile of study.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“You ought to write grateful gratitude every day”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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