Here is a selection of books from my writing shelf, those books I would consider the most useful – if not essential – for anyone who wants to learn to write fiction:
Stephen King’s On Writing is probably the first book about the craft that I read. Part memoir, part manual, it’s both fascinating and covers many of the fundamentals of writing fiction. For several years, this was the only writing book I possessed.
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Jack Bickham’s Scene & Structure is a great resource. You can have great characters, write great prose, and deliver sparkling dialogue, but this book is invaluable for learning how to structure a novel, how to set the framework for your story.