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Best "How To" Books for Writing Fiction

Shevi "FantasyWeaver"
 
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
"Strunk and White's little book is the most basic text for all writers in English of all levels and all areas."
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
"Many view John Gardner as the greatest writer of books on writing."
On Becoming a Novelist
On Becoming a Novelist
"Another great book by John Gardner."
Writing Fiction (6th Edition)
Writing Fiction (6th Edition)
"Over fifty dollars may seem like a lot for a book, but it isn't too much for a writing class small enough to fit on your book shelf, is it?"
On Writing
On Writing
"Part autobiography and part writing guide, "On Writing" is an inspirational read by one  of the bestselling authors of the past three decades."
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
""Bird by Bird" offers a more intuitive view on the creative process to help you find the writer you never knew you had inside you."
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print
"Before you send that novel out, do yourself a big favor and read "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.""
The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not
The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not
"I know it looks like I've thrown a monkey-wrench into this list, but this book is more about writing great stories that will hook the audience's interest and keep it. Besides, monkey-wrenches are good"
Personal Fiction Writing: A Guide to Writing from Real Life for Teachers, Students & Writers
Personal Fiction Writing: A Guide to Writing from Real Life for Teachers, Students & Writers
"Writing samples, ideas for invention, describing people, places, action, developing structure, revision - all ages and skill levels."
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
"Great advice from a great writer of fantasy fiction. The chapter on critique groups is highly recommended for anyone interested in starting such a group."
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook
"A "must read" for any aspiring breakout novelist, both beginners and those who have already published."