NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month.  Get inspiration for your future masterpiece with these books on writing.
Title Author Cover
Joyce Carol Oates : conversations, 1970-2006 Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates : conversations, 1970-2006 cover image
The secret history of Costaguana Juan Gabriel Vásquez The secret history of Costaguana cover image
Writing fiction : the practical guide from New York's acclaimed creative writing school Writing fiction : the practical guide from New York's acclaimed creative writing school cover image
Write a novel and get it published Nigel Watts Write a novel and get it published cover image
A perfect day Richard Paul Evans A perfect day cover image
How to write awesome dialogue! : for fiction, film and theatre Tom Leveen How to write awesome dialogue! : for fiction, film and theatre 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
Your first novel : a published author and a top agent share the keys to achieving your dream Ann Rittenberg Your first novel : a published author and a top agent share the keys to achieving your dream cover image
Mastering the process : from idea to novel Elizabeth George Mastering the process : from idea to novel cover image
Janet Evanovich's how I write : secrets of a bestselling author Janet Evanovich Janet Evanovich's how I write : secrets of a bestselling author cover image
The 3 a.m. epiphany : uncommon writing exercises that transform your fiction Brian Kiteley The 3 a.m. epiphany : uncommon writing exercises that transform your fiction cover image
The truth about writing The truth about writing cover image
Writing Jane Austen : a novel Elizabeth Aston Writing Jane Austen : a novel cover image
Careers for your characters : a writer's guide to 99 professions from architect to zookeeper Raymond Obstfeld Careers for your characters : a writer's guide to 99 professions from architect to zookeeper cover image
Lord Byron's novel : the evening land John Crowley Lord Byron's novel : the evening land cover image
Forensics : a guide for writers D P Lyle Forensics : a guide for writers cover image
Bring your fiction to life Karen Wiesner Bring your fiction to life cover image
A window across the river Brian Morton A window across the river cover image
The last draft : a novelist's guide to revision Sandra Jean Scofield The last draft : a novelist's guide to revision 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
Thanks, but this isn't for us : a (sort of) compassionate guide to why your writing is being rejected Jessica Page Morrell Thanks, but this isn't for us : a (sort of) compassionate guide to why your writing is being rejected cover image
Why will no-one publish my novel? : a handbook for the rejected writer Fay Weldon Why will no-one publish my novel? : a handbook for the rejected writer cover image
Writing fiction for dummies Randall Scott Ingermanson Writing fiction for dummies cover image
Thirteen ways of looking at the novel Jane Smiley Thirteen ways of looking at the novel cover image
Write your novel in a month : how to complete a first draft in 30 days and what to do next Jeff Gerke Write your novel in a month : how to complete a first draft in 30 days and what to do next cover image
Letters to a young novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Letters to a young novelist cover image
Memoirs of a muse Lara Vapnyar Memoirs of a muse 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
Envy Sandra Brown Envy cover image
The language of fiction : a writer's stylebook Brian Shawver The language of fiction : a writer's stylebook 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
Isherwood on writing Christopher Isherwood Isherwood on writing cover image
The constant art of being a writer : the life, art & business of fiction N M Kelby The constant art of being a writer : the life, art & business of fiction cover image
The rags of time Maureen Howard The rags of time cover image
Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craft Janet Burroway Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craft 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 fire in fiction : passion, purpose, and techniques to make your novel great Donald Maass The fire in fiction : passion, purpose, and techniques to make your novel great cover image
The faith of a writer : life, craft, art Joyce Carol Oates The faith of a writer : life, craft, art cover image
The first 50 pages : engage agents, editors and readers and set up your novel for success Jeff Gerke The first 50 pages : engage agents, editors and readers and set up your novel for success cover image
Vivid & continuous : essays and exercises for writing fiction John McNally Vivid & continuous : essays and exercises for writing fiction cover image
Portrait of an artist, as an old man Joseph Heller Portrait of an artist, as an old man cover image
The art and craft of fiction : a writer's guide Michael Kardos The art and craft of fiction : a writer's guide cover image
Write away : one novelist's approach to fiction and the writing life Elizabeth George Write away : one novelist's approach to fiction and the writing life 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 : a book of musings Amy Tan The opposite of fate : a book of musings cover image
The writing book : a practical guide for fiction writers Kate Grenville The writing book : a practical guide for fiction writers cover image
Read this if you want to be a great writer Ross Raisin Read this if you want to be a great writer cover image
Brave the page : a young writer's guide to telling epic stories Rebecca Stern Brave the page : a young writer's guide to telling epic stories cover image
Writing humor : a book of writing prompts San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing humor : a book of writing prompts cover image
Reading, writing, and leaving home : life on the page Lynn Freed Reading, writing, and leaving home : life on the page cover image