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Creative Writing Guide: Inspiration
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Print Sources: Inspiration
The Next American Essay
John D'Agata, ed.
A diverse, idiosyncratic anthology of creative nonfiction.
The Writing Life
A classic memoir of the day-to-day experience of observing and writing.
The Situation and the Story: the Art of Personal Narrative
In this short book, Gornick discusses the nuances of writing memoirs and essays.
On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft
King's modern classic is both a memoir of his coming of age as a writer, and a one-stop shop for learning the basics of writing: memorable characters, well-crafted prose, nuanced description.
Fiction and the Figures of Life
William H. Gass
In his essays, Gass considers language, style, and the philosophy of writing fiction.
Writers on Writing: the Art of the Short Story
Maurice A. Lee, ed.
An anthology of writers discussing their methods, their lives and what short fiction means to them.
The Paris Review Interviews
The Paris Review, ed.
For years the Paris Review has been conducting in-depth interviews with writers who range from poets to novelists and dramatists. This recent series collects the best of these interviews in book form.
Reading Like a Writer: a Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
With devoted attention, Prose reads through a wide range of books, stories and individual sentences to discover their lessons for the writer in such categories as "narration, "character," "gesture."
Print Sources: Inspiration
The Art of Attention: a Poet's Eye
In this short guide, Revell discusses what it means to be "the poet who fully comes to his senses."
The Book of Dialogue
A guide to writing dialogue in fiction.
How Fiction Works
The articulate, opinionated critic James Wood compellingly theorizes about fiction - discussing character, dialogue, and fiction's various other angles.
Writing Alone and With Others
As her title suggests, Schneider's guide discusses writing alone and in workshops. This guide includes many writing exercises.
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times
the New York Times
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