On Writing: Part memoir, part masterclass by bestselling author Stephen King, this volume is a practical view of the writer's craft. It comprises the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.
Bird by Bird: Novelist Anne Lamott has written a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the 'writerly' life. From getting started with first drafts and false starts to character and plot development, and dialogue, she has a tongue-in-cheek take on it all.
No Plot? No Problem! (A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days):
Chris Baty takes you through four weeks of hard-core 'noveling', whether you're a first-time novelist or a results-oriented writer.
Writing the Breakout Novel:
Literary agent Donald Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share and shows you writing techniques that helps a book succeed.
The Right to Write: Through techniques and anecdotes, author Julia Cameron shows how to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life.