Books for Writers

Whether you're a novice or experienced writer, these books will help you write better stories.

Atomic Habits

James Clear

Make small habits to achieve big goals.

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Old-timey words and phrases for world building.

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Creating Character Arcs

K.M. Weiland

Build powerful and engaging character arcs.

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Creativity, Inc.

Ed Catmull

Learn how Pixar harnesses their creativity.

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How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

Jared Blando

A comprehensive guide for drawing fantasy maps.

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Manage Your Day-to-Day

99U

Learn how to become a better time manager.

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Negative Trait Thesaurus

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

Index for creating deep, flawed characters.

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On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I

Timothy Hickson

Learn about prologues, exposition, and empires.

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Positive Trait Thesaurus

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

An index of character strengths and attributes.

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Robert McKee

The essential story guide to captivate audiences.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive guide on storytelling essentials.

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

The universal story structure of adventure.

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The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

The 12-step Hero's Journey structure.

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