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Best Books for Creative Writers

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If the writer in your life doesn’t already have these books, any one (or two or three) of them will make a great gift.

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What It Is – Lynda Barry Report Abuse
This book offers a wonderful blend of hand-drawn images and written instruction focused on freeing up the creative person inside anyone.
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Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg Report Abuse
Goldberg offers an inspiring, pseudo-zen approach to living a writer’s life.
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3 AM Epiphany – Brian Kiteley Report Abuse
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Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott Report Abuse
This is a witty and honest guide to writing.
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Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke Report Abuse
This classic collection on the craft of poetry and the craft of living is a must-have for any young (or not-so-young) writer.
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The Elements of Style – William Strunk Report Abuse
Strunk’s class guide to writing well is an necessity of every writer’s library.
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The Triggering Town – Richard Hugo Report Abuse
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The Writing Life – Annie Dillard Report Abuse
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On Writing Well – William Knowlton Zinsser Report Abuse
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Stein on Writing – Sol Stein Report Abuse
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One Year to a Writing Life – Susan M. Tiberghien Report Abuse
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On Writing – Eudora Welty Report Abuse
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Writer’s Market – Robert Lee Brewer, Ed. Report Abuse
Though print is becoming a dated form for this type of resource, writers will find this directory of book, magazine, and journal publishers extremely helpful when trying to find a home for their work.
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Zen in the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury Report Abuse
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Portable MFA in Creative Writing – New York Writers Workshop Report Abuse
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On Writing – Stephen King Report Abuse
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Reading Like a Writer – Francine Prose Report Abuse
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Writing Magic – Gail Carson Levine Report Abuse
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Wreck This Journal – Keri Smith Report Abuse
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Unjournaling – Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston Report Abuse
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