Craft Books for Every Step of the Writing Process

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Writing Prompts for Kids: A Creative Workbook for Ages 7 to 9 By Emily Aierstok Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781685395711
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Published: Rockridge Press - November 8th, 2022

Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative By Jane Alison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226134
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Published: Catapult - April 2nd, 2019

Letters to a Writer of Color By Deepa Anappara (Editor), Taymour Soomro (Editor), Madeleine Thien (Contributions by), Tiphanie Yanique (Contributions by), Xiaolu Guo (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Deepa Anappara (Editor), Taymour Soomro (Editor), Madeleine Thien (Contributions by), Tiphanie Yanique (Contributions by), Xiaolu Guo (Contributions by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593449417
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 7th, 2023

Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story By Christina Baldwin Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781577316039
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Published: New World Library - November 28th, 2007

Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts By Matt Bell Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781641293419
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Published: Soho Press - March 8th, 2022

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing By Karen Benke Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308127
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Published: Roost Books - July 27th, 2010

The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again (Art of...) By Sven Birkerts Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555974893
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 26th, 2007

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need By Jessica Brody Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399579745
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 9th, 2018

Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity (Artist's Way) By Julia Cameron Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781585422616
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Published: TarcherPerigee - September 29th, 2003

The Artist's Way Starter Kit By Julia Cameron Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781585429288
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Published: TarcherPerigee - December 29th, 2011

The Artist's Way: 30th Anniversary Edition By Julia Cameron Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143129257
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 25th, 2016

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide By John Cleese Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence By Lisa Cron Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781607742456
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 10th, 2012

Story or Die: How to Use Brain Science to Engage, Persuade, and Change Minds in Business and in Life By Lisa Cron Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984857682
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 2nd, 2021

Craft and Conscience: How to Write About Social Issues By Kavita Das Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807046494
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Published: Beacon Press - October 4th, 2022

The Art of Revision: The Last Word (Art of...) By Peter Ho Davies Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781644450390
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 2nd, 2021

How to Write a Thesis By Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina (Translated by), Geoff Farina (Translated by) Cover Image
By Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina (Translated by), Geoff Farina (Translated by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780262527132
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Published: The MIT Press - March 6th, 2015

Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words By Ralph Fletcher Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380797011
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Published: HarperCollins - March 9th, 1999

Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World By Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062906205
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Published: William Morrow - November 20th, 2018

Genie in my Drink Bottle and Other Fun Writing Prompts By Melissa Gijsbers Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780648960379
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Published: Finish This Book Press - December 18th, 2022

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016

The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative By Vivian Gornick Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374528584
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 11th, 2002

Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School By Georgia Heard Cover Image
$32.20
ISBN: 9780325000930
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Published: Heinemann Educational Books - November 2nd, 1998

Write Your Own Quest: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your Own Interactive Adventure By P. J. Hoover Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781949717341
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Published: Roots in Myth - January 31st, 2022

Voice First: A Writer's Manifesto By Sonya Huber Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781496231314
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2022

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982159375
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write By Henriette A. Klauser Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062544902
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Published: HarperOne - January 21st, 1987

From Dream to Reality: How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer By Jessie L. Kwak Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781648412332
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - May 23rd, 2023

Steering The Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544611610
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 1st, 2015

The Storm of Creativity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) By Kyna Leski, John Maeda (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kyna Leski, John Maeda (Foreword by)
$24.95
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ISBN: 9780262029940
Published: The MIT Press - November 6th, 2015

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly By Gail Carson Levine Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062367174
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink By Gail Carson Levine Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062275295
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014

How Poems Get Made By James Longenbach Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393355208
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 28th, 2018

Creativity: Where Poems Begin By Mary Mackey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732614123
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Published: Marsh Hawk Press, Inc. - September 1st, 2022

On Writing and Failure: Or, on the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer (Field Notes) By Stephen Marche Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781771965163
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Published: Biblioasis - February 14th, 2023

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book By Courtney Maum Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226400
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Published: Catapult - January 7th, 2020

Discovery Of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780156007627
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2001

Understanding Comics By Scott McCloud Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780060976255
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 27th, 1994

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels By Scott McCloud Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780060780944
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

Reinventing Comics: The Evolution of an Art Form By Scott McCloud Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780060953508
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 25th, 2000

Tell It Slant, Third Edition By Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781260454598
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Published: McGraw-Hill Companies - August 9th, 2019

Elements of Fiction By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157355
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Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life By Stephen Nachmanovitch Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781608686155
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Published: New World Library - April 9th, 2019

Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction By Rae Pagliarulo (Editor), Donna Talarico (Editor) Cover Image
By Rae Pagliarulo (Editor), Donna Talarico (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780999429990
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Published: Books by Hippocampus - August 10th, 2021

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction By Benjamin Percy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977597
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 18th, 2016

The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art of...) By Carl Phillips Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555976811
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 5th, 2014

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook By Ellen Potter, Matt Phelan (Illustrator), Anne Mazer Cover Image
By Ellen Potter, Matt Phelan (Illustrator), Anne Mazer
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596436282
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Published: Square Fish - March 30th, 2010

Honing Your Craft: Developing Your Writing Skills on a Budget (Good Life) By Lydia Rogue Cover Image
$4.95
ISBN: 9781621065777
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - April 14th, 2020

Secrets of Storytelling: A Creative Writing Workbook for Kids By Natalie Rompella Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781647391348
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Published: Rockridge Press - July 14th, 2020

The Creative Act: A Way of Being By Rick Rubin Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593652886
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Published: Penguin Press - January 17th, 2023

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Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping By Matthew Salesses Cover Image
$14.41
ISBN: 9781948226806
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Published: Catapult - January 19th, 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984856036
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

Comforts of the Abyss: The Art of Persona Writing By Philip Schultz Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393531848
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2022

You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593524381
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Published: Viking Books - May 16th, 2023

Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (10th Anniversary Edition) By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802162298
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Published: Grove Press - February 21st, 2023

The Elements of Style By William Strunk, E. White Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780205309023
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Published: Pearson - July 23rd, 1999

How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back By Jeff Tweedy Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593183526
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Published: Dutton - October 13th, 2020

When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life By Kwame Dawes (Editor) Cover Image
By Kwame Dawes (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988482746
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Published: 1849 Editions - July 15th, 2016

Black Women Writers at Work By Claudia Tate (Editor), Tillie Olsen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Claudia Tate (Editor), Tillie Olsen (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642598407
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 10th, 2023

In the Company of Radical Women Writers By Rosemary Hennessy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781517914905
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - August 8th, 2023

And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood By Rachel Friedman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143132127
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2019

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1995

The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms By Kim Adrian (Editor) Cover Image
By Kim Adrian (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780803296763
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 1st, 2018