NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month.  Get inspiration for your future masterpiece with these books on writing.
Title Author Cover
Mastering suspense structure & plot Jane K Cleland Mastering suspense structure & plot cover image
Book in a month : the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days Victoria Schmidt Book in a month : the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days cover image
Crafting dynamic dialogue : the complete guide to speaking, conversing, arguing, and thinking in fiction Crafting dynamic dialogue : the complete guide to speaking, conversing, arguing, and thinking in fiction cover image
The positive trait thesaurus : a writer's guide to character attributes Angela Ackerman The positive trait thesaurus : a writer's guide to character attributes cover image
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman Laurence Sterne The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman cover image
Creating characters Creating characters cover image
On teaching and writing fiction Wallace Stegner On teaching and writing fiction cover image
The emotional craft of fiction : [how to write the story beneath the surface] Donald Maass The emotional craft of fiction : [how to write the story beneath the surface] cover image
From first draft to finished novel : a writer's guide to cohesive story building Karen Wiesner From first draft to finished novel : a writer's guide to cohesive story building cover image
A stay against confusion : essays on faith and fiction Ron Hansen A stay against confusion : essays on faith and fiction cover image
Writing character : a book of writing prompts San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing character : a book of writing prompts cover image
Jeremy Thrane Kate Christensen Jeremy Thrane cover image
Writing young adult fiction for dummies Deborah Halverson Writing young adult fiction for dummies cover image
Outlining your novel : map your way to success K M Weiland Outlining your novel : map your way to success cover image
Consciousness & the novel : connected essays David Lodge Consciousness & the novel : connected essays cover image
Writing the breakout novel workbook : hands-on help for making your novel stand out and succeed Donald Maass Writing the breakout novel workbook : hands-on help for making your novel stand out and succeed cover image
Rewrite your life : discover your truth through the healing power of fiction Jess Lourey Rewrite your life : discover your truth through the healing power of fiction cover image
The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel Jodie Archer The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel cover image
The complete idiot's guide to writing a novel Thomas F Monteleone The complete idiot's guide to writing a novel cover image
Book of the dead : friends of yesteryear : fictioneers & others (memories of the pulp fiction era) E Hoffmann Price Book of the dead : friends of yesteryear : fictioneers & others (memories of the pulp fiction era) cover image
Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world Nell Stevens Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world cover image
Off the page : writers talk about beginnings, endings, and everything in between Off the page : writers talk about beginnings, endings, and everything in between cover image
Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing Margaret Atwood Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing cover image
The wife : a novel Meg Wolitzer The wife : a novel cover image
Leap write in! : adventures in creative writing to s-t-r-e-t-c-h & surprise your one-of-a-kind mind Karen Benke Leap write in! : adventures in creative writing to s-t-r-e-t-c-h & surprise your one-of-a-kind mind cover image
Demons of the blank page : fifteen obstacles that keep you from writing and how to conquer them Roland Merullo Demons of the blank page : fifteen obstacles that keep you from writing and how to conquer them cover image
The kick-ass writer : 1001 ways to write great fiction, get published & earn your audience Chuck Wendig The kick-ass writer : 1001 ways to write great fiction, get published & earn your audience cover image
The Murdstone trilogy Mal Peet The Murdstone trilogy cover image
Immediate fiction : a complete writing course Jerry Cleaver Immediate fiction : a complete writing course cover image
The Marshall plan for getting your novel published : 90 strategies and techniques for selling your fiction Evan Marshall The Marshall plan for getting your novel published : 90 strategies and techniques for selling your fiction cover image
Portrait of an artist, as an old man Joseph Heller Portrait of an artist, as an old man cover image
Writing the breakout novel Donald Maass Writing the breakout novel cover image
The lie that tells a truth : a guide to writing fiction John Dufresne The lie that tells a truth : a guide to writing fiction cover image
No plot? No problem! : a low-stress, high-velocity guide to writing a novel in 30 days Chris Baty No plot? No problem! : a low-stress, high-velocity guide to writing a novel in 30 days cover image
The 101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers Andrew McAleer The 101 habits of highly successful novelists : insider secrets from top writers cover image
The company of writers : fiction workshops and thoughts on the writing life Hilma Wolitzer The company of writers : fiction workshops and thoughts on the writing life cover image
Monkeys with typewriters : how to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories Scarlett Thomas Monkeys with typewriters : how to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories cover image
Where the stories come from : beginning to write fiction Sibyl Johnston Where the stories come from : beginning to write fiction cover image
The dark sister Rebecca Goldstein The dark sister cover image
All is vanity : a novel Christina Schwarz All is vanity : a novel cover image
A writer's guide to fiction Elizabeth Lyon A writer's guide to fiction cover image
Envy Sandra Brown Envy cover image
Fast Fiction : a Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days Denise Jaden Fast Fiction : a Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days cover image
The complete handbook of novel writing : everything you need to know to create & sell your work The complete handbook of novel writing : everything you need to know to create & sell your work cover image
The wife : a novel Meg Wolitzer The wife : a novel cover image
Dear Ally, how do you write a book? Ally Carter Dear Ally, how do you write a book? cover image
Between the lines : master the subtle elements of fiction writing Jessica Page Morrell Between the lines : master the subtle elements of fiction writing cover image
For the love of books : stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more Graham Tarrant For the love of books : stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more cover image
On writing : a memoir of the craft Stephen King On writing : a memoir of the craft cover image
Letters to a young novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Letters to a young novelist cover image