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On Writing

Stephen King Author
(2000)

English

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen KingONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, th... Read more

Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott Author
(2007)

English

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to co... Read more

Writing Down the Bones

Natalie Goldberg Author
Julia Cameron Author of introduction, etc.
(2016)

English

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and sol... Read more

Free Within Ourselves

Jewell Parker Rhodes Author
(2010)

English

A Bird by Bird for the African-American market--A top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises for the African-American writer including advice from E.Lynn... Read more

The Writing Life

Annie Dillard Author
(2009)

English

"For nonwriters, it is a glimpse into the trials and satisfactions of a life spent with words. For writers, it is a warm, rambling, conversation with a stimulating and extraordinarily talented coll... Read more

The Forest for the Trees...

Betsy Lerner Author
(2010)

English

"The Forest for the Trees should become a permanent part of any writer's or editor's personal library." -The Seattle TimesQuickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring wri... Read more

Poemcrazy

Susan G. Wooldridge Author
(2009)

English

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writ... Read more

The Elements of Style

William Strunk Author
(2012)

English

The original edition of the most trusted writer's guide to American English, this is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, sentence ... Read more

In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri Author
Ann Goldstein Translator
(2016)

English

National Best SellerFrom the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself i... Read more

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert Author
(2015)

English

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller — the perfect book to inspire you in the new year!"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave,... Read more

The Artist's Way

Artist's Way (Series)

Julia Cameron Author
(2002)

English

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth GilbertThe Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international be... Read more

A Writer's Diary

Virginia Woolf Author
(2003)

English

An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own wri... Read more

Make Good Art

Neil Gaiman Author
(2013)

English

In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He ... Read more

The Organised Writer

Writers' and Artists' (Series)

Antony Johnston Author
(2020)

English

The Organised Writer is a practical, no-nonsense system that allows you as an author to write without worrying about administration, business affairs, or scheduling, because you know those non-writ... Read more

Feel Free

Zadie Smith Author
(2018)

English

A finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism A New York Times Notable BookFrom Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays ... Read more

Sin and Syntax

Constance Hale Author
(2013)

English

A fully revised and updated edition with writing prompts and challenges in every chapterToday’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Aven... Read more

What I Talk About When I Talk...

Vintage International (Series)

Haruki Murakami Author
(2008)

English

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest... Read more

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Jessica Brody Author
(2018)

English

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.Novelist Jessica Brody presen... Read more

Story Genius

Lisa Cron Author
(2016)

English

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a rivetin... Read more

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

George Saunders Author
(2021)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and wha... Read more

The Kite and the String

Alice Mattison Author
(2016)

English

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime te... Read more

How to Market a Book

Reedsy Marketing Guides (Series)

Ricardo Fayet Author
(2020)

English

Writing a book is hard. Marketing it can be even harder. Marketing a book in 2021 can seem like a full-time job, what with the crazy number of things authors seem to be expected to do: social media... Read more

Story Structure Architect

Victoria Lynn Schmidt Author
(2005)

English

Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs!It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for h... Read more

Walking on Water

Madeleine L'Engle Author
Sara Zarr Author
(2016)

English

In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engl... Read more

A Million Miles in a Thousand...

Donald Miller Author
(2009)

English

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even ... Read more

Zen in the Art of Writing

Ray Bradbury Author
(2017)

English

The celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles offers inspiration and insight on finding one's muse and channeling it onto the page. Acclaimed writer of novels and short storie... Read more

Writing Tools

Roy Peter Clark Author
(2008)

English

A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools.Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled... Read more

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Renni Browne Author
Dave King Author
(2010)

English

Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts in... Read more

Hooked

Les Edgerton Author
(2007)

English

The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad begin... Read more

The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr Author
(2015)

English

"In some ways, writing a memoir is knocking yourself out with your own fist, if it's done right."—from The Art of MemoirCredited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Li... Read more

Words Are My Matter

Ursula K. Le Guin Author
(2016)

English

"Hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other wa... Read more

Steal Like an Artist

Austin Kleon Author
(2012)

English

Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and buil... Read more

Telling Lies for Fun & Profit

Lawrence Block Author
(2009)

English

Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside lo... Read more

Writing Past Dark

Bonnie Friedman Author
(2014)

English

Named One of "The Essential Books for Writing" (The Center for Fiction) and One of "The Best Books for Writers" (Poets & Writers)"In the spirit of Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Friedman...g... Read more

Steering the Craft

Ursula K. Le Guin Author
(2015)

English

From the celebrated Ursula K. Le Guin, "a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller" (Boston Globe), the revised and updated edition of her classic guide to the essentials of a ... Read more

How Not to Write a Novel

Howard Mittelmark Author
Sandra Newman Author
(2009)

English

"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'real... Read more

Black Milk

Elif Shafak Author
(2011)

English

An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum... Read more

Bullies, Bastards and Bitches

Jessica Morrell Author
(2008)

English

Get to Know Your Character's Sinister SideA truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create ... Read more

This Year You Write Your Novel

Walter Mosley Author
(2009)

English

"A straightforward, friendly guide for aspiring writers" (Los Angeles Times): No more excuses. With award-winning author Walter Mosley as your guide, you can write a novel now. "Let the lawn get sh... Read more

To Show and to Tell

Phillip Lopate Author
(2013)

English

A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Phillip Lopate—celebrated essayist, the director of Columbia University's nonfiction program, and editor of The Art of the Personal Essay.Dist... Read more

Write Naked

Jennifer Probst Author
(2017)

English

Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-... Read more