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Best Books on Writing

Books about writing, the writer's life, the importance of writing, and what writing means to life and life means to writing
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On Writing
On Writing
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A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
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Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)
Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)
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Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
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Bird by Bird
Bird by Bird
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)
The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)
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Zen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)
Zen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)
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Understanding Comics
Understanding Comics
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Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)
Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)
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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (Alice Walker)
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (Alice Walker)
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ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL by E. M. Forster
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL by E. M. Forster
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Ann Patchett)
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Ann Patchett)
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The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)
The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)
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The Writing Life (Annie Dillard)
The Writing Life (Annie Dillard)
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Broken Places & Outer Spaces (Nnedi Okorafor)
Broken Places & Outer Spaces (Nnedi Okorafor)
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Save the Cat (Blake Snyder)
Save the Cat (Blake Snyder)
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Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing
Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing
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The Elements of Style (William Strunk Jr., Maira Kalman and E.B. White)
The Elements of Style (William Strunk Jr., Maira Kalman and E.B. White)
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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
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Crazy Brave (Joy Harjo)
Crazy Brave (Joy Harjo)
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The Forest for the Trees (Betsy Lerner)
The Forest for the Trees (Betsy Lerner)
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Upstream (Mary Oliver)
Upstream (Mary Oliver)
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Walking on Water (Madeleine L'engle)
Walking on Water (Madeleine L'engle)
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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (Louise Erdrich)
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (Louise Erdrich)
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On Writing (Charles Bukowski)
On Writing (Charles Bukowski)
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The Anatomy of Story (John Truby)
The Anatomy of Story (John Truby)
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Woolgathering (Patti Smith)
Woolgathering (Patti Smith)
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Art and Fear
Art and Fear
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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir (Amy Tan)
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir (Amy Tan)
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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right (Bill Bryson)
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right (Bill Bryson)
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The Gift Is in the Making: Anishinaabeg Stories (Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)
The Gift Is in the Making: Anishinaabeg Stories (Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)
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A House of My Own (Sandra Cisneros)
A House of My Own (Sandra Cisneros)
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What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction (Toni Morrison)
What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction (Toni Morrison)
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A Personal Anthology
A Personal Anthology
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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Manjula Martin)
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Manjula Martin)
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Woe Is I (Patricia T. O'Conner)
Woe Is I (Patricia T. O'Conner)
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Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within (Elif Shafak)
Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within (Elif Shafak)
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