Books on Writing

Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft 

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. This superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need

Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 “beats” (plot points) that comprise a successful story.

How To Write Non-Fiction. Turn Your Knowledge Into Words By Joanna Penn

Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words?
The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life – so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing.
In this book, I’ll share everything I’ve learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey.

How to Make a Living with Your Writing Third Edition: Companion Workbook

I’m Joanna Penn and I left my corporate job a decade ago to become a full-time author entrepreneur. In this completely updated Third Edition, I’ll explain how I make a living with my writing and share tips from other writers on how you can do it too with practical, actionable advice that you can implement for yourself.

Your Author Business Plan: Take Your Author Career To The Next Level

You turn the thoughts in your head into valuable intellectual property assets. You understand how powerful the written word can be. Now it’s time to use your words to create a business plan to take your writing career to the next level — whatever that means for your situation.

The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

This isn’t really a guide to getting published, but it will explain why your manuscript is getting passed over by agents and editors. It lays out how any industry insider can tell if your writing is publishable within the first five pages.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It and Market It . . . Successfully

No matter what type of book you want to write—fiction, nonfiction, humor, sci-fi, romance, cookbook, children’s book—here is how to take an idea you’re passionate about, develop it into a manuscript or proposal, get it published, and deliver it into the hands and hearts of readers.

The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks

Many nonfiction writers ask me how they can build their platform. One way is to start writing and publishing articles, essays, and op-eds. But that’s a specialized skill set that no one is born with. You have to learn how to write and pitch in a way that’s not a waste of your time. This guide will show you how.

Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Helping Writers Become Authors) 

Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help choose the right type of outline for you.

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this award-winning guide from the author of the acclaimed Outlining Your Novel, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story’s major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel’s pacing and progression.

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