Beth Ann Ziarnik

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Best Books on Fiction Writing


Dear Fiction Writing Friends,

Below is my personal and growing list of outstanding how-to books on the fiction writer's craft and career.

Be blessed!

~ Beth

The List

The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell (Writer's Digest Books, 2009)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Christian Fiction
by Ron Benry (Alpha Books, 2007)

Deep and Wide: Advanced Fiction Techniques for Making Your Characters Deeper and Your Plot Wider by Susan May Warren (My Book Therapy, 2010).

The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose, and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great by Donald Maass (Writer's Digest Books, 2009)

From the Inside . . . Out: Discover . . . Create . . . and Publish the Novel in You! by Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck (My Book Therapy, 2008)

Guide to Fiction Writing
by Phyllis A Whitney (The Writer, Inc., 1982)

Plot & Structure
by James Scott Bell (Writer's Digest Books, 2004)

Revision & Self-Editing
by James Scott Bell (Writer's Digest Books, 2008)

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
by Renni Browne and Dave King (Harper Collins Publishers, 1993)

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire
by Rob Eagar (Writer's Digest Books, 2012)

Techniques of the Selling Writer
by Dwight V. Swain (University of Oklahoma Press, 1965)

Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected by Jessica Page Morrell (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2009)

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook
by Donald Maass (Writer's Digest Books, 2004)

Writing 21st Century Fiction
by Donal Maass (Writer's Digest Books, 2012)

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