NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month.  Get inspiration for your future masterpiece with these books on writing.
Title Author Cover
Writing without rules : how to write and sell a novel without guidelines, experts, or (occasionally) pants Somers, Jeff, 1971- author. Writing without rules : how to write and sell a novel without guidelines, experts, or (occasionally) pants cover image
Wired for story : the writer's guide to using brain science to hook readers from the very first sentence Cron, Lisa. Wired for story : the writer's guide to using brain science to hook readers from the very first sentence cover image
The story cure : a book doctor's pain-free guide to finishing your novel or memoir Moore, Dinty W., 1955- author. The story cure : a book doctor's pain-free guide to finishing your novel or memoir cover image
Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing cover image
On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction Boyd, Brian, 1952- On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction cover image
The 90-day novel Watt, Alan, 1965- author. The 90-day novel cover image
The everything guide to writing a novel : from completing the first draft to landing a book contract - all you need to fulfill your dreams Lavene, Joyce. The everything guide to writing a novel : from completing the first draft to landing a book contract - all you need to fulfill your dreams cover image
Thanks, but this isn't for us : a (sort of) compassionate guide to why your writing is being rejected Morrell, Jessica Page, 1953- Thanks, but this isn't for us : a (sort of) compassionate guide to why your writing is being rejected cover image
The lie that tells a truth : a guide to writing fiction Dufresne, John. The lie that tells a truth : a guide to writing fiction cover image
The making of a writer : journals, 1961-1963 Godwin, Gail. The making of a writer : journals, 1961-1963 cover image
The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control - and live to tell the tale Mattison, Alice, author. The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control - and live to tell the tale cover image
Your first novel : a published author and a top agent share the keys to achieving your dream Rittenberg, Ann, 1957- Your first novel : a published author and a top agent share the keys to achieving your dream cover image
Novel ideas : contemporary authors share the creative process Novel ideas : contemporary authors share the creative process cover image
Flash! : writing the very short story Dufresne, John, author. Flash! : writing the very short story cover image
Developing characters Weinman, Irving, 1937- Developing characters cover image
Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives White, Fred D., 1943- Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives cover image
The breakout novelist Maass, Donald. The breakout novelist cover image
A novel in a year : from first page to last in 52 weeks Doughty, Louise, 1963- A novel in a year : from first page to last in 52 weeks cover image
The art and craft of fiction : a writer's guide Kardos, Michael. The art and craft of fiction : a writer's guide cover image
Gay fiction speaks : conversations with gay novelists Canning, Richard. Gay fiction speaks : conversations with gay novelists cover image
Making shapely fiction Stern, Jerome (Jerome H.) Making shapely fiction cover image
This is not a writing manual : notes for the young writer in the real world Majors, Kerri, author. This is not a writing manual : notes for the young writer in the real world cover image
Writing the breakout novel Maass, Donald. Writing the breakout novel cover image
Fiction writing master class : emulating the work of great novelists to master the fundamentals of craft Cane, William, author. Fiction writing master class : emulating the work of great novelists to master the fundamentals of craft cover image
Pep talks for writers : 52 insights and actions to boost your creative mojo Faulkner, Grant, author. Pep talks for writers : 52 insights and actions to boost your creative mojo cover image
The fire in fiction : passion, purpose, and techniques to make your novel great Maass, Donald. The fire in fiction : passion, purpose, and techniques to make your novel great cover image
Writing the breakout novel Maass, Donald. Writing the breakout novel cover image
Demons of the blank page : fifteen obstacles that keep you from writing and how to conquer them Merullo, Roland. Demons of the blank page : fifteen obstacles that keep you from writing and how to conquer them cover image
A stay against confusion : essays on faith and fiction Hansen, Ron, 1947- A stay against confusion : essays on faith and fiction cover image
Letters to a young novelist Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- Letters to a young novelist cover image
How to write like Tolstoy : a journey into the minds of our greatest writers Cohen, Richard, 1952- How to write like Tolstoy : a journey into the minds of our greatest writers cover image
Why I write : thoughts on the craft of fiction Why I write : thoughts on the craft of fiction cover image
Talking horse : Bernard Malamud on life and work Malamud, Bernard. Talking horse : Bernard Malamud on life and work cover image
My lost Mexico Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997. My lost Mexico cover image
Reading, writing, and leaving home : life on the page Freed, Lynn. Reading, writing, and leaving home : life on the page cover image
Ready, set, novel! : a noveling journal Baty, Chris. Ready, set, novel! : a noveling journal cover image
The emotion thesaurus : a writer's guide to character expression Ackerman, Angela. The emotion thesaurus : a writer's guide to character expression cover image
Book in a month : the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days Schmidt, Victoria, 1969- author. Book in a month : the fool-proof system for writing a novel in 30 days cover image
Campus sexpot : a memoir Carkeet, David. Campus sexpot : a memoir cover image
Inside one author's heart : a deeply personal sharing with my readers Price, Eugenia. Inside one author's heart : a deeply personal sharing with my readers cover image
Fiction : the art and craft of writing and getting published Seidman, Michael. Fiction : the art and craft of writing and getting published cover image
The last draft : a novelist's guide to revision Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943- author. The last draft : a novelist's guide to revision cover image
Creating fiction : instruction and insights from teachers of Associated Writing Programs Creating fiction : instruction and insights from teachers of Associated Writing Programs cover image
Something inside : conversations with gay fiction writers Something inside : conversations with gay fiction writers cover image
The Marshall plan for novel writing Marshall, Evan, 1956- The Marshall plan for novel writing cover image
The positive trait thesaurus : a writer's guide to character attributes Ackerman, Angela. The positive trait thesaurus : a writer's guide to character attributes cover image
Writing with the master : how one of the world's bestselling authors fixed my book and changed my life Vanderwarker, Tony. Writing with the master : how one of the world's bestselling authors fixed my book and changed my life cover image
Monkeys with typewriters : how to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories Thomas, Scarlett, author. Monkeys with typewriters : how to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories cover image
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- The faith of a writer : life, craft, art cover image
The anatomy of curiosity The anatomy of curiosity cover image