Bookshelf (Part Two)


This month, in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I decided to dedicate part two of the Bookshelf series to craft books on writing.

I have a lot more books about writing than I thought I did. The books are listed in a random order.

Bookshelf Part Two

1. The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood
2. The Amazing Story Generator by Jason Sacher
3. Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition by Robert Lee Brewer (edition updates each year)
4. The Everything Baby Names Book by June Rifkin
5. The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts by Martha Alderson
6. The Plot Whisperer Workbook by Martha Alderson
7. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers by Jack Canfield
8. 20 Master Plots by Ronald B. Tobias
9. Take Ten for Writers by Bonnie Neubaur
10. Writer’s Guide to Character Traits by Linda N. Edelstein
11. 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
12. The Write Brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubaur
13. Blogging for Writers by Robin Houghton
14. How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir
15. Now Write! Mysteries by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson
16. Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by Laurie Lamson
17. Writing Places by Paula Mathieu, George Grattan, Tim Lindgren, and Staci Shultz
18. Reading and Writing about Literature by Janet E. Gardner
19. Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark
20. No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
21. The Art and Craft of Fiction by Michael Kardos
22. Police Procedure and Investigation by Lee Lofland
23. Forensics by D.P. Lyle
24. Book of Poisons by Serita Stevens and Anne Bannon

If there are any books you think I should add to this list, please let me know in the comments!

If you have an idea for a list I should make, feel free to Contact Me or let me know in the comments!

You can see my first list here: Disney Retellings Bookshelf.

12 thoughts on “Bookshelf (Part Two)

    • I guess it would depend on what kind of resource you’re looking for. Are you looking for places or agents to submit to? Are you looking for genre-specific help? Or something else?

      • I’ve really been looking for something to help with editing and revising. Like checklists for punctuation, grammar, and usage. Otherwise, things about making your characters compelling.

        • I don’t have any books about editing… But for the characters, definitely take a look at number ten on my list. That book is fantastic with everything for characters.
          You can also check out “The Emotion Thesaurus,” “The Negative Trait Thesaurus,” and “The Positive Trait Thesaurus” all by Angela Ackerman. I don’t have those books so I can’t say from experience, but I’ve heard those are great books as well.
          I hope that helps!

  1. You have a ton more writing books than I have. I want #20, but it might be a while before I get it. I’ll have to check out some of those others to see what they’re about though. Maybe I’ll do a bookshelf tour one day for a video. Hmm…

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