Great Resource Books for Writers

Listed here are books on writing/publishing (General, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Marketing). If you know of a great book on writing that has helped you, please let us know and we will list it here. Send to


On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

Advice to Writers by Jon Winokur

The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes

The Writer’s Book of Hope by Ralph Keyes

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

Live Writing by Ralph Fletcher

How Writers Work by Ralph Fletcher


5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing by C. S. Lakin, Linda S. Clare, Christy Distler, Robin Patchen, Rachel Starr Thomson

20 Master Plots by Ronald B. Tobias

Novel Voices, edited by Jennifer Levasseur & Kevin Rabalais 

Revising Fiction by David Madden

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing Meg Leder, Jack Neffron 

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes by Jack M. Bickham

The Writer’s Little Helper by James V. Smith, Jr.


Writing for Your Life, by Deena Metzger

Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington

The Passionate, Accurate Story by Carol Bly

Writing Non-Fiction, Turning Thoughts Into Books by Dan Poynter

Telling True Stories: A Non-Fiction Writer’s Guide


500 Social Media Marketing Tips: Essential Advice, Hints and Strategy for Business: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and More!

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks)

Social Media Marketing For Dummies


1001 Ways to Market Your Books John Kremer (Please note: this is an older book and some of the suggestions have become obsolete, but it still has many relevant ideas.)