Books about writing

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

Gareth L Powell is an award-winning and widely lauded author at the forefront of current speculative fiction. In About Writing, Powell shares his insights and tips from the world of fiction. More than just an instructional how-to, this is a practical, inspirational field guide, and a unique, invaluable insight into what it takes to be a successful author.


Great storytelling is making readers care about your characters, the choices they make, and what happens to them. Using a mix of personal stories, pop fiction examples, and traditional storytelling terms, New York Times best-selling author Chuck Wendig will help you internalize the feel of powerful storytelling.

Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. A 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.

This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's The Forest for the Trees is a sharp, funny, and insightful guide.

Useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals.

One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way.  If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help.

This writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

In this book, Helena shares practical tips to make it easier to write in another language. Topics such as how language affects our behaviour and techniques useful when writing in another language.

Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not an expert or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it?

Award winning authors Jane Lovering and Rhoda Baxter have over twenty books between them and extensive experience of cramming laughter into literature. They will show you how to put comedy into your romances, and make you laugh while they do so.