NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month.  Get inspiration for your future masterpiece with these books on writing.
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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
Bring your fiction to life Karen Wiesner Bring your fiction to life 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
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
The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time Nell Stevens The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time cover image
Writing blockbuster plots : a step-by-step guide to mastering plot, structure & scene Martha Alderson Writing blockbuster plots : a step-by-step guide to mastering plot, structure & scene 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
The opposite of fate : memories of a writing life Amy Tan The opposite of fate : memories of a writing life cover image
Been there, done that : writing stories from real life Been there, done that : writing stories from real life cover image
The fiction writer's handbook : [the definitive guide to McGuffins, red herrings, shaggy dogs, and other literary revelations from a master] Shelly Lowenkopf The fiction writer's handbook : [the definitive guide to McGuffins, red herrings, shaggy dogs, and other literary revelations from a master] cover image
About the author : a novel John Colapinto About the author : a novel cover image
On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction Brian Boyd On the origin of stories : evolution, cognition, and fiction cover image
Vivid & continuous : essays and exercises for writing fiction John McNally Vivid & continuous : essays and exercises for writing fiction cover image
You talkin' to me? : how to write great dialogue Linda Seger You talkin' to me? : how to write great dialogue cover image
Master class : scenes from a fiction workshop Paul West Master class : scenes from a fiction workshop cover image
Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives Fred D White Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives cover image
The wife : a novel Meg Wolitzer The wife : a novel cover image
The stuff of fiction : advice on craft Douglas Bauer The stuff of fiction : advice on craft cover image
Writing your novel from start to finish : a guidebook for the journey Joseph Bates Writing your novel from start to finish : a guidebook for the journey cover image
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction John Casey Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction cover image
The ghost writer John Harwood The ghost writer cover image
The secret history of Costaguana Juan Gabriel Vásquez The secret history of Costaguana cover image
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction John Casey Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction cover image
Thrill me : essays on fiction Benjamin Percy Thrill me : essays on fiction cover image
Book in a month : the foolproof system for writing a novel in 30 days Victoria Schmidt Book in a month : the foolproof system for writing a novel in 30 days cover image
Writing & selling short stories & personal essays : the essential guide to getting your work published Windy Lynn Harris Writing & selling short stories & personal essays : the essential guide to getting your work published cover image
Campus sexpot : a memoir David Carkeet Campus sexpot : a memoir cover image
Code blue : a writer's guide to hospitals Keith D Wilson Code blue : a writer's guide to hospitals cover image
Writing action : a book of writing prompts San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing action : a book of writing prompts 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 Joyce Lavene 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
How to write a page turner : craft a story your readers can't put down Jordan E Rosenfeld How to write a page turner : craft a story your readers can't put down cover image
The jungle law : a novel Victoria Vinton The jungle law : a novel cover image
The secret miracle : the novelist's handbook The secret miracle : the novelist's handbook cover image
Mastering the process : from idea to novel Elizabeth George Mastering the process : from idea to novel cover image
The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control - and live to tell the tale Alice Mattison The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control - and live to tell the tale cover image
Assassination day Clive Egleton Assassination day 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 opposite of fate : a book of musings Amy Tan The opposite of fate : a book of musings cover image
MFA vs NYC : the two cultures of American fiction MFA vs NYC : the two cultures of American fiction cover image
Writing with emotion, tension & conflict Cheryl St. John Writing with emotion, tension & conflict cover image
The story cure : a book doctor's pain-free guide to finishing your novel or memoir Dinty W Moore The story cure : a book doctor's pain-free guide to finishing your novel or memoir cover image
Consciousness & the novel : connected essays David Lodge Consciousness & the novel : connected essays cover image
The sidewalk artist Gina Buonaguro The sidewalk artist cover image
A writer's guide to active setting : [how to enhance your fiction with more descriptive, dynamic settings] M E Buckham A writer's guide to active setting : [how to enhance your fiction with more descriptive, dynamic settings] cover image
The finishing school Muriel Spark The finishing school cover image
Rules of thumb : 73 authors reveal their fiction writing fixations Rules of thumb : 73 authors reveal their fiction writing fixations cover image
Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing Margaret Atwood Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing cover image
A window across the river Brian Morton A window across the river cover image
The emotion thesaurus : a writer's guide to character expression Angela Ackerman The emotion thesaurus : a writer's guide to character expression cover image
Breaking into print : early stories and insights into getting published : a Ploughshares anthology Breaking into print : early stories and insights into getting published : a Ploughshares anthology cover image