Essentials for novel writers

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Nail Your Novel - Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence
1.  Nail Your Novel - Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence by Roz Morris
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Writing the Breakout Novel
2.  Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations)
3.  The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations) by David Grambs
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Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary; 2nd Edition
4.  Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary; 2nd Edition by Marc Mccutcheon
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The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
5.  The Elements of Style (4th Edition) by William Strunk
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The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great
6.  The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great by Donald Maass
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Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively
7.  Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan
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Choose the Right Word: Second Edition
8.  Choose the Right Word: Second Edition by S. I. Hayakawa
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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
9.  Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) by Francine Prose
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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition)
10.  The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition) by Peter E. Meltzer
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The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
11.  The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
12.  Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus by Christine A. Lindberg
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Illustrated Reverse Dictionary
13.  Illustrated Reverse Dictionary by John Ellison Kahn
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Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise Novels with Creative Writing Tips, Tools, and Strategies
14.  Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise Novels with Creative Writing Tips, Tools, and Strategies by Darcy Pattison
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