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.
General Writing Resources
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.
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.