My Favorite Writing Books
THE EMOTION THESAURUS by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
— An incredible resource for using nonverbal cues to deepen the emotion in your story. A must-have resource for any writer. Read about their old online version here.
WRITE. PUBLISH. REPEAT. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success) by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
— The book I wish I’d had before starting my self-publishing journey.
PLOT & STRUCTURE by James Scott Bell
— Another good book on understanding plot and story structure, brainstorming, choosing story ideas, and more.
THE ART OF WAR FOR WRITERS by James Scott Bell
— Motivation and advice in short bursts, based on Sun Tzu.
OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL by K.M. Weiland
— A great little book for easing you into outlining.
WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL WORKBOOK by Donald Maass
— Helps you write the unexpected, and strengthen your characters and storyline.
— I love this thesaurus that lets you search by concept or topic, not just word.