Recommended Books on Writing

Okay folks, here is the list of favorite books on writing. I was happy to see that many writers (thank you, fellow V/SB SCBWI listservers!) shared books that I already have on my bookshelf along with some others that I haven’t read yet. I hope you’ll add some to your book list. Happy reading!

Writing in General:
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King.
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman.
The Plot Thickens by Noah LukemanSave the Cat! by Blake Snyder.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
“Winter Room” prologue called “Tuning” by Gary Paulsen
On Writing by Stephen King
The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri The Art of Fiction by Ayn Rand
The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand
Aristotle’s Poetics
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom by Leonard Marcus

Children’s Writing:
How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling.

Picture Writing by Anastasia Suen.
The Art of Writing for Children by Connie Epstein.
You Can Write Children’s Books by Tracey E Dils
The Complete Idoit’s Guide to Publishing Chidren’s Books by Harold D Underdown and Lynne Rominger
Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
Poem Making by Myra Cohn Livingston