Best Books for Writers

From the newly published to the invaluable classic, our list of essential books for creative writers.

  • The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays From Tin House

    by
    Dorothy Allison, Steve Almond, Rick Bass, Susan Bell, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Lucy Corin, Tom Grimes, Matthea Harvey, and more
    Published in 2009
    by Tin House Books

    The Writer's Notebook compiles the best craft seminars in the history of the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, along with a variety of craft essays from some of Tin House's favorite writers. With how-tos, close readings, and personal anecdotes, The Writer's Notebook offers aspiring writers advice and inspiration to hone their own craft.

    ISBN: 
    0979419816
  • Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

    by
    Janet Burroway
    Published in 2010
    by Longman

    Imaginative Writing:  The Elements of Craft explores the craft of creative writing in four genres:  fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.  A trade author as well as a professor of creative writing, Burroway brings her years of teaching and writing to this book.  "Try-This" exercises appear throughout each chapter. 

    ISBN: 
    9780205750351

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