I am constantly in search of books to make my writing shine, my plot stand out, and the overall process of my writing life better. I have found over the years that with each new piece of knowledge and understanding the process of writing and editing becomes less burdensome and more enjoyable.
In light of that I thought I would share some of the writing craft books on my bookshelf. And, no this list is in no particular order.
First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Story by Robert McKee
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
On Writing by Stephen King
Creating Character Emotions by Ann Hood
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Barbara Puglisi
Query: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed by C.J. Redwine
What writing books do you have on your shelves? Which are your favorites?