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Books for Novelists

Candy Gourlay "Author of TALL STORY"
 
Plot and Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers from Start to Finish (Write Great Fiction)
Plot and Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers from Start to Finish (Write Great Fiction)
"Comprehensive and practical. LOVE unpretentious language (doesn't use 'inciting event'). NOT SO LOVE: chapters end in schoolmarmy exercises"
How to Write a Blockbuster (Teach Yourself Creative Writing)
How to Write a Blockbuster (Teach Yourself Creative Writing)
"A great overview of what it takes to get published. Crap title makes it embarrassing to read it in public though. Cover in plain paper."
Solutions for Novelists: Secrets of a Master Editor
Solutions for Novelists: Secrets of a Master Editor
"The Master Editor in the title is Sol Stein. Will change your writing life."
Solutions for Writers: Practical Craft Techniques for Fiction and Non-fiction
Solutions for Writers: Practical Craft Techniques for Fiction and Non-fiction
"Pretends to cover other forms of writing like Journalism but it's really about novel-writing."
How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published
How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published
""Try any of our strategies and you too can cut narrative momentum at the ankles." Hilarious!"
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Methuen Film)
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Methuen Film)
"If you don't get it, you've still got a ways to go in your writing journey. Seminal. Love: Principles of Ironic Asenscion. Hate: pompous, incomprehensible diagrams"
Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
"I know this list pisses a lot of authors off. But I like it! (Not that you have to stick to it) ... the book is a bit of a scam. Don't buy it, google Elmore Leonard's list and read it for free online."
On Writing
On Writing
"Why Stephen King is so cool. He despairs, he edits, he reads while walking on his treadmill."