• I cannot think of anybody who doesn’t need an editor, even though some people claim they don’t.
    Toni Morrison
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A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement

Barbara Abercrombie (New World Library, 2012)

The Secret Miracle: The Novelist’s Handbook

Edited by Daniel Alarcón (Henry Holt and Company, 2010)

The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself

Susan Bell, The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself (W.W. Norton, 2008)

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew

Ursula K. Le Guin (Eighth Mountain Press, 1998)

The Scene Book: A Primer for the Fiction Writer

Sandra Scofield (Penguin, 2007)

A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism and Travel

Robin Hemley (University of Georgia Press, 2012)

ABC of Reading

Ezra Pound (New Directions, 2010)

The Autobiographer's Handbook: The 826 National Guide to Writing Your Memoir

Edited by Jennifer Traig (Holt Paperbacks, 2008)

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King (Scribner, 2010)

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers

Betsey Lerner, (Riverhead Trade, 2010)

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Francine Prose (HarperCollins, 2006)

The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot

Charles Baxter (Graywolf Press, 2007)

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

Alice LaPlante (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010)

A Writer's Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life

Caroline Sharp (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002)

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Natalie Goldberg (Shambhala Publications, 1986)

The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

Dinty Moore (Wisdom Publications, 2012)

A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life

Judy Reeves (New World Library, 2010)

The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays From Tin House

Dorothy Allison, Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender and Kate Bernheimer (Tin House Books, 2009)