Must-Have Books For Writers

A Listmania! list by Hope Wilbanks "Hope Wilbanks" (here, there, everywhere)
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The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
1.  The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron
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  "This is by far the top book I would recommend for any writer. It is brimming with inspiration. I've already worn out my copy, because I've read it so much, and will probably need to order a new one soon."
$11.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

The Sound of Paper: Inspirational and Practical Guidance for Starting the Creative Process
2.  The Sound of Paper: Inspirational and Practical Guidance for Starting the Creative Process by Julia Cameron
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  "My second highest recommendation for writers, next to The Right to Write."
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Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity
3.  Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.42
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

The Artist's Way
4.  The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
$27.39   Used & New from: $15.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (667 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Artist's Way Workbook
5.  The Artist's Way Workbook by Julia Cameron
$11.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance (Artist's Way)
6.  Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance (Artist's Way) by Julia Cameron
$13.65   Used & New from: $2.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal
7.  The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
$12.54   Used & New from: $0.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart
8.  The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart by Julia Cameron
$14.65   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties
9.  Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties by Julia Cameron
$12.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Writer's Life: Insights from The Right to Write
10.  The Writer's Life: Insights from The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
$7.97   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Eating the Elephant, Five Tips For Tackling Your Next Big Writing Project
11.  Eating the Elephant, Five Tips For Tackling Your Next Big Writing Project by Nancy Hendrickson
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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor Series)
12.  100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor Series) by Gary Provost
$6.64   Used & New from: $1.53
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

On Writing
13.  On Writing by Stephen King
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,821 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
14.  Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
$13.00   Used & New from: $6.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring!
15.  Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring! by Cheryl Miller Thurston
$11.63   Used & New from: $6.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and Craft
16.  One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and Craft by Susan M. Tiberghien
$12.31   Used & New from: $3.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library)
17.  Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library) by Natalie Goldberg
$15.13   Used & New from: $4.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)

Writing the Breakout Novel
18.  Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
$13.82   Used & New from: $3.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

50 Writing Lessons That Work!:  Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing (Grades 4-8)
19.  50 Writing Lessons That Work!: Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing (Grades 4-8) by Carol Rawlings Miller
$8.89   Used & New from: $2.66
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Stretches That Keep Minds Flexible and Strong
20.  Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Stretches That Keep Minds Flexible and Strong by Cheryl Miller Thurston
$12.29   Used & New from: $0.78
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
21.  Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University by Mark Kramer
$13.69   Used & New from: $6.75
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!
22.  Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too! by Marc McCutcheon
$12.07   Used & New from: $1.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction
23.  Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction by Lee Gutkind
$11.72   Used & New from: $2.90
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Outwitting Writers' Block: And Other Problems of the Pen
24.  Outwitting Writers' Block: And Other Problems of the Pen by Jenna Glatzer
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Writer's Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination
25.  The Writer's Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekulak
$10.26   Used & New from: $0.56
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain
26.  The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain by Alice Flaherty
$12.07   Used & New from: $0.44
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within
27.  Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within by Dennis Palumbo
$14.86   Used & New from: $0.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Write: 10 Days to Overcome Writer's Block. Period.
28.  Write: 10 Days to Overcome Writer's Block. Period. by Karen E. Peterson
$11.94   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear
29.  The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes
$12.61   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block
30.  Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block by Jane Anne Staw
$14.94   Used & New from: $1.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

How to Write: Advice and Reflections
31.  How to Write: Advice and Reflections by Richard Rhodes
$13.65   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Personal Notes: How to Write from the Heart for Any Occasion
32.  Personal Notes: How to Write from the Heart for Any Occasion by Sandra E. Lamb
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Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults
33.  Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults by Victoria Hanley
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Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books
34.  Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz
$22.00   Used & New from: $8.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Magic of Writing: How to Write and Publish the Book that is Inside You
35.  The Magic of Writing: How to Write and Publish the Book that is Inside You by Linda Falkner
$11.01   Used & New from: $0.13
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First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process
36.  First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process by Robert D. Richardson
$15.36   Used & New from: $4.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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