NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.

Novelist as a Vocation By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780451494641
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Published: Knopf - November 8th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • An insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller—and a unique look at the craft of writing from the beloved and best-selling author of 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Craft and Conscience: How to Write About Social Issues By Kavita Das Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807046494
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Published: Beacon Press - October 4th, 2022

The first major book for writers to more effectively engage with complex socio-political issues—a critical first step in creating social change

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016

The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.

Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative By Melissa Febos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646220854
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Published: Catapult - March 15th, 2022


Memoir meets craft master class in this “daring, honest, psychologically insightful” exploration of how we think and write about intimate experiences—“a must read for anybody shoving a pen across paper or staring into a screen or a past" (Mary Karr)

Steering The Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544611610
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 1st, 2015

From the celebrated Ursula K. Le Guin, "a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller" (Boston Globe), the revised and updated edition of her classic guide to the essentials of a writer's craft.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

The Art of Memoir By Mary Karr Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062223074
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

“Karr is a national treasure—that rare genius who’s also a brilliant teacher. This joyful celebration of memoir packs transcendent insights with trademark hilarity. Anyone yearning to write will be inspired, and anyone passionate to live an examined life will fall in love with language and literature all over again.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style By Benjamin Dreyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine Paste Shelf Awareness

The Artist's Way: 30th Anniversary Edition By Julia Cameron Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143129257
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 25th, 2016

"With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example — The Artist’s Way proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."—The New York Times 

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon) By Austin Kleon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761169253
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 28th, 2012

Unlock your creativity.

An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060891541
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

"On Writing Well is a bible for a generation of writers looking for clues to clean, compelling prose." –New York Times

A beloved classic, this definitive volume on the art of writing nonfiction celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982159375
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King


Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century By Steven Pinker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 22nd, 2015

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Rationality and Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —