Recommended Books on the Craft of Writing

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Wizards of the Coast

Are you interested in reading about writing?
Do you need something to get you going in the right direction?
Check out these titles, which are recommended by the (WoTC) Book Publishing Department.
They’re excellent resources for the aspiring author!

Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Nancy Kress
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898799058

Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Orson Scott Card
Writer’s Digest Books; ISBN: 0898799279

Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated
by Nancy Kress
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898798159

The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, Roger Angell
Allyn & Bacon; ISBN: 020530902X

How to Write a Damn Good Novel
by James N. Frey
St. Martin’s Press; ISBN: 0312010443

How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling
by James N. Frey
St. Martin’s Press; ISBN: 0312104782

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King
Pocket Books; ISBN: 0671024256

On Writing Science Fiction: The Editors Strike Back
by George H. Scithers, Isaac Asimov, Darrell Schweitzer
Wildside Press; ISBN: 1880448785

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them)
by Jack M. Bickham
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898798213

Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
by David Gerrold
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 1582970076

Here’s the Wizards of the Coast writers resources page

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