Editor Recommendations for Writing–Updated!

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We editors have done much research on writing and have come up with this excellent longer list of craft related books for you to peruse. Don’t be intimidated! These books will inspire you to organize, plot, re-plot, dream, and get yourself in that chair to write. So without further ado…

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

On Writing by Stephen King

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale

Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon

Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

STORY by Robert McKee

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay by Syd Field

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies by Leslie Wainger

The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner

Happy reading, happy writing, happy Friday from Patience and the SYTYCW Team!

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    • Kimber Li

      Save the Cat! completely transformed my writing and set it free. Some of us are not born knowing how to structure a story. I have a very visual, non-linear imagination!