It can be hard to find helpful books on writing and publishing. Below is an ongoing list of books and resources that will help you on your path to publication. The list is growing, and when updates are included, if you have subscribed to the newsletter, you will be notified!

It’s important to know what information is helpful and what isn’t. Here I will try to curate a list of useful resources covering books on writing, books on publishing, books on world-building, and books on story craft. If you don’t see one that you thought was helpful, shoot me an email or message us on the Write Me page. 

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90 Days to Your Novel: A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book – Sarah Domet

This book takes the cake for the most useful books I’ve suggested to clients. When it comes to finding a path to the end of your book, this book is one of the best guides out there. There are many writing exercises and a lot of structure carrying you through the elements of fiction.




Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need – Jessica Brody

All across the internet, Save the Cat has been called THE book for writing strong scenes and a strong plot. It has helped many writers find what is wrong with their novels and how to get out of points they are stuck on. The book is associated with screenplay writing, but know that it is very helpful for fiction writing as well. 



On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King 

Arguably Stephen King is one of the most successful writers ever, and in his book, On Writing, he helps break down his path and approach to writing. Part memoir, part autobiography, part writing tips, it is a masterclass that every writer and reader should read.

The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better – Will Storr

For those wanting to write fiction, this book is a must-have. The process of writing stories is a fundamental part of the human experience and this book helps break down the process of telling them. There is a broad appeal, being applicable to many different forms of writing, at large. Screenwriters, play writes, and novelists all have found this book helpful.

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