So, as promised for our next round of NaNoWriMo help and inspiration, I’m going to share some of my favorite books on writing/revising/inspiration/etc. And if you swing by Sarah’s blog today, she’ll also be posting with NaNo goodness.

In other news, my dear, dear friend Meredith McCardle sold her book! I am so, so, SO happy for her. I cannot express to you all how much I adore her book–she’s an amazing writer–and I am just so thrilled you all will get a chance to read her books too. CONGRATULATIONS, MEREDITH!!! You so deserve this!! ♥♥♥

Also: On Monday, I’ll be revealing the cover for A Darkness Strange and Lovely! There’ll be a giveaway of a signed copy of Something Strange and Deadly as well as a signed copy of Throne of Glass! So please, please, PLEASE stop by on Monday and help spread the word!

Now, onto the great list!

Writing Toolbox for Beginners

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Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

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How to Think Sideways by Holly Lisle

The Story Within Plotting Guide by Alicia Rasley

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Writing Toolbox for the More Experienced

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Brewing Fine Fiction from the Book View Cafe

2K to 10K by Rachel Aaron

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The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

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Revising Basics

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Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell

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How to Revise Your Novel by Holly Lisle (this ain’t cheap either)

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Revising for the More Experienced

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

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

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Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass

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Genre Specific Guides I Love

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How to Write Killer Fiction by Carolyn Wheat

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 How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson

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Inspiration for Newbies

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine

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Inspiration for the Writing Weary

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path by Nancy Pickard & Lynn Lott

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You tell me: Do you have any favorites for books on writing craft or inspiration?

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter into the raffle! After NaNoWriMo, Sarah and I will be giving away 2 5-page critiques to anyone who enters and FINISHES NaNo! HOORAY!!

Oh, and don’t forget: Monday is the A Darkness Strange and Lovely cover reveal!! EEEEEE!

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