Writing Skills Books

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The Elements of Style The Elements of Style (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.17 — 73,612 ratings — published 1918
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.33 — 220,061 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 10 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.23 — 77,324 ratings — published 1994
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Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.10 — 15,043 ratings — published 1973
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How to Write a Thesis How to Write a Thesis (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 3.92 — 2,791 ratings — published 1977
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The Science of Storytelling The Science of Storytelling (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,186 ratings — published 2019
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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.55 — 3,526 ratings — published 2018
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Conflict and Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing) Conflict and Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.27 — 773 ratings — published 2011
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Art of Styling Sentences Art of Styling Sentences (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.06 — 243 ratings — published 2002
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Keys to Great Writing Keys to Great Writing (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 4.17 — 282 ratings — published 2000
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Creating Unforgettable Characters Creating Unforgettable Characters (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 3.79 — 497 ratings — published 1990
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Writing in Flow Writing in Flow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 3.65 — 82 ratings — published 1999
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The Writer's Idea Book The Writer's Idea Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as writing-skills)
avg rating 3.86 — 1,070 ratings — published 2000
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Lailah Gifty Akita
“Prof. Emi Ito said “Lailah, if you can’t explain the scientific observations in a simple sentence, it means you do not know enough.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Flannery O'Connor
“I still suspect that most people start out with some kind of ability to tell a story but that it gets lost along the way. Of course, the ability to create life with words is essentially a gift. If you have it in the first place, you can develop it; if you don't have it, you might as well forget it.

But I have found that people who don't have it are frequently the ones hell-bent on writing stories. I'm sure anyway that they are the ones who write the books and the magazine articles on how-to-write-short-stories. I have a friend who is taking a correspondence course in this subject, and she has passed a few of the chapter headings on to me—such as, "The Story Formula for Writers," "How to Create Characters," "Let's Plot!" This form of corruption is costing her twenty-seven dollars.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

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