Books for Writers

Writers have one thing in common... we love to read. And we love to learn about how to do it better. Whether you're a novelist, a journalist, a copy writer, a bookseller, an editor, a publisher, or just a big nerd about the written word, we have books for you!

From Chaos to Creativity: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

From Chaos to Creativity: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

by Jessie L. Kwak Author

Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for …

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From Chaos to Creativity Workbook: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

From Chaos to Creativity Workbook: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

by Jessie L. Kwak Author

Kick procrastination to the curb and start designing your productivity system today! This zine gives you space to start …

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People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

by Joe Biel Author

So, you want to publish books. Drawing on 24 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, …

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A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

by Joe Biel Author

Plan out your publishing empire, from mission to budgets, with this workbook companion to Joe Biel's A People's …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel Author with Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community

Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community

by Lisa Loving Author

A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for …

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Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so …

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Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

by Lydia Rogue Author

Do you dream of being a writer, but despair of finding the resources to make it happen? Writing for your passion, or …

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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

by Ariel Gore Author

Brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make, unfortunately. True, you do actually have to …

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott Author

This book is for those of us who look and get lost in the big picture, the hazy grey skies above us. Those of …

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Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity

by Ray Bradbury Author

Beloved science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose classic novel Fahrenheit 451 was preceded by hundreds of …

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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

by Ursula K. Le Guin Author

This book breaks down some of the most nebulous ideas in writing and makes them clear, concise, and easy to understand. …

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The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing

by Charles Bukowski Author

Anyone familiar with Charles Bukowski's work will understand that his writing guide is anything but simple. This …

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The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process

The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process

by Francesca Lia Block Author and Grant Faulkner Foreword

Writing is a form of creative expression with tremendous power to heal our personal and societal traumas. Francesca Lia …

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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel

Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel

by Lisa Cron Author

The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging …

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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron Author

Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and …

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Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir

Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir

by Sarah Jane Freymann Author and Brenda Peterson Author

Whether you're writing your memoir for self-exploration, to leave a legacy, or for publication, Your Life Is A Book …

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by William Zinsser Author

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody …

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Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!(2nd Edition)

Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!(2nd Edition)

by Marc McCutcheon Author

This book is amazing. It's the best book I've ever read on getting your nonfiction book published, hands-down. …

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Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

by Renée Damoiselle Author

While there's no actual alchemy that you'd expect from Full Metal Alchemist, you will get all the goods needed …

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Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics

Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics

by Andy Schmidt Author

If you're looking for a reference book or a step-by-step instruction on how to make a comic, you can't go wrong …

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What's Your Story?: A Workbook for the Storyteller in All of Us

What's Your Story?: A Workbook for the Storyteller in All of Us

by Margot Leitman Author

Master the art of storytelling through intentional practice. This workbook is a great tool, walking you through …

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Who Said What?: A Writer's Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (and Avoiding Plagiarism)

Who Said What?: A Writer's Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (and Avoiding Plagiarism)

by Kayla Meyers Author and Susan Wise Bauer Foreword

A practical, no-frills guide to what you absolutely need to know if you're writing journalism, researching an …

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Write to the Point: A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose

Write to the Point: A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose

by Sam Leith Author

Learn the rules of written language so you can break them—or otherwise make them work for your purposes. This …

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Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

by Stephen Wilbers Author

"Say what you have to say. Say it simply and directly. To improve your style, begin by reducing your writing to …

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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime (2nd Edition)

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime (2nd Edition)

by Hallie Ephron Author

Are you a mystery, suspense, or crime writer who’s interested in taking your story ideas or rough-draft …

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

by Will Storr Author

Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an …

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Writing Dialogue: A Book of Writing Prompts

Writing Dialogue: A Book of Writing Prompts

by The San Francisco Writer's Grotto Author

A nifty book of writing prompts, mini lessons, and tips that will help any writer, regardless of skill level, to get …

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Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark Author

The 55 exhortations in this volume are "tools, not rules," the author reminds us, urging us to explore …

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First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing . . . and Life

First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing . . . and Life

by Joe Moran Author

Ever have trouble finding the right word to express yourslef? We all have. It's annoying. Writing well is in fact …

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