National Novel Writing Month

25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way By Geraldine Woods Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393882377
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 26th, 2022

A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great.

We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn’t begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry.


The Hero By Lee Child Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008361877
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Published: Tls Books - May 3rd, 2022

THE ENDURING MYTH THAT MAKES US HUMAN

What makes a hero? Who better to answer that question than Lee Child...

'It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter

'I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page' The Times


Putting the Fact in Fantasy: Expert Advice to Bring Authenticity to Your Fantasy Writing By Dan Koboldt (Editor), Scott Lynch (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Dan Koboldt (Editor), Scott Lynch (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780593331996
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - May 3rd, 2022

A collection of essays from historians, linguists, martial artists, and other experts to help you write more compelling fantasy by getting the facts right


Write for Your Life: A Guide to Clear and Purposeful Writing (and Presentations) By Charles Wheelan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393633979
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 10th, 2022

The best-selling author’s practical guide to writing clearly and convincingly in every professional setting.

How would you create a winning pitch for your latest investment idea? Or persuasively argue for a major policy change? Or successfully ask your boss for a raise? The answer: clear and effective communication, whether in writing or through a presentation.


Novel from Nothing: The Ultimate Fiction Writer's Organizer By Sarah Longstreth, Hannah Beilenson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781441339423
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Published: Peter Pauper Press Inc. - July 13th, 2022

What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction By Alice McDermott Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250849229
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Published: Picador - August 16th, 2022

A collection of essays, lectures, and observations on the art of writing fiction from Alice McDermott, winner of the National Book Award and unmatched "virtuoso of language and image" (Rebecca Steinitz, The Boston Globe)


Beautiful Writers: A Journey of Big Dreams and Messy Manuscripts--with Tricks of the Trade from Bestselling Authors By Linda Sivertsen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781637741030
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Published: BenBella Books - August 23rd, 2022

". . . often funny and entertaining."
Publishers Weekly
 
“I own every writing book ever written, and Linda Sivertsen has done the near-impossible: given writing itself a personality . . . Her stories are cinematic, hilarious, heartfelt, and pitch-perfect—with energy and punch, so often lacking in nonfiction.”


Plot: The Art of Story By Amy Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781952178177
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Published: Wooden Books - September 15th, 2022

Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club By Martin Edwards (Editor) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780008380168
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Published: Collins Crime Club - September 20th, 2022

Winner of the H.R.F. Keating Award for best biographical/critical book related to crime fiction, and nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe and Macavity Awards for Best Critical/Biographical book.

Ninety crime writers from the world's oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction.


The Anatomy of Genres: How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works By John Truby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374539221
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Published: Picador - November 29th, 2022

A guide to understanding the major genres of the story world by the legendary writing teacher and author of The Anatomy of Story, John Truby.


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(Don't) Stop Me If You've Heard This Before: And Other Essays on Writing Fiction By Peter Turchi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595349767
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Published: Trinity University Press - January 24th, 2023

In (Don't) Stop Me If You've Heard This Before, Peter Turchi combines personal narrative and close reading of a wide range of stories and novels to reveal how writers create the fiction that matters to us.


The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot (Art of...) By Charles Baxter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555974732
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 24th, 2007

Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of, a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction.


How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays By Alexander Chee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Named a Best Book of 2018 by New York Magazine, the Washington Post, Publisher's Weekly, NPR, and Time, among many others, this essay collection from the author of The Queen of the Night explores how we form identities in life and in art.


Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need By Jessica Brody Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399579745
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 9th, 2018

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.


The Technique of the Mystery Story By Carolyn Wells, Mint Editions (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Carolyn Wells, Mint Editions (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781513132877
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Published: Mint Editions - February 15th, 2022

Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts By Matt Bell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641293419
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Published: Soho Press - March 8th, 2022

They say writing is rewriting. So why does the second part get such short shrift? Refuse To Be Done will guide you through every step of the novel writing process, from getting started on those first pages to the last tips for making your final draft even tighter and stronger.


Write for Your Life By Anna Quindlen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593229835
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Published: Random House - April 12th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” (The New York Times Book Review), #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should. 


How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America By Mystery Writers of America, Lee Child (Editor), Laurie R. King (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982149444
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2022

From 70 of the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—“this is a writing guide that readers and writers will turn to again and again” (Booklist, starred review).

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resourc


The Secrets of Character: Writing a Hero Anyone Will Love By Matt Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593331224
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - April 19th, 2022

An insightful and actionable guide to creating a hero that readers will fall in love with, from the author of The Secrets of Story