Earlier today I put out a call on Twitter asking for some recommendations for writing guides that went beyond the basics and toolkit-talk. I was looking for something that went deeper into the craft to help inspire and motivate.
There was a fantastic response with with a large number of brilliant suggestions – it seemed like a good thing to share!
With thanks to the many writers who helped build this list.
Big Book List on the Craft of Writing
Into the Woods – John Yorke
The Art of Fiction – David Lodge
Art of the Novel – Ed., Nicholas Royle
Science of Storytelling – Will Storr
The Weekend Novelist – Robert J. Ray
Steering the Craft – Ursula Le Guin
Writing Fiction – Janet Burroway
Making Comics & Syllabus – Lynda Barry
Writing a First Novel – Karen Stevens
On Writing Fiction – David Jauss
Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Brande
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative – Jane Alison