So You Want to be a Writer: A Book List

These days it seems that everyone wants to be a writer.

Everyone has a book in them but no one know how to go about it.

On Thursday May 22, 2014, at 7:00pm, I’ll be teaching a class at Noble Library called “So You Want to Write a Story”.

I prepared this book list for that class but I couldn’t wait until May to share it with you.

The books listed below will not make you a New York Times Bestselling author, but they may help you finish your novel and perhaps even make a sale.

So You Want to be a Writer?

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    • Accidental Genius: Revolutionize your Thinking through Private Writing by Mark Levy


    • Breathing Life into your Characters: How to give your characters emotional and psychological depth by Rachel Friedman Ballon


    • Deep Writing: 7 Principles That Bring Ideas to Life by Eric Maisel


    • The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman


    • If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland


    • Is Life like This?: A Guide to Writing your First Novel in Six Months by John Dufresne


    • Janet Evanovich’s How I Write: Secrets of A Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich


    • The Liar’s Bible: A Handbook for Fiction Writers by Lawrence Block


    • Literary Market Place: The Directory of the American Book Publishing Industry with Industry Yellow Pages edited by Information Today, Inc.


    • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen King


    • Reading like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose


    • The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron


    • So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Fiction and the Personal Narrative by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood


    • Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties by Julia Cameron


    • This Year You Write your Novel by Walter Mosley


    • What Would your Character Do?: Personality Quizzes for Analyzing your Characters by Eric Maisel


    • Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron


    • Write Mind: 299 Things Writers Should Never Say to Themselves, (and What They Should Say Instead) by Eric Maisel



    • A Writer’s Space: Make Room to Dream, to Work, to Write by Eric Maisel


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You can view another version of So You Want to be a Writer? book list.

(This post was last updated March 4, 2014 to add new information in the introduction.)

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