There are many great writing books that will help writers with their craft. These are the books I consider as must haves.
Learning the Craft:
Self Editing For Fiction Writers by Browne and King (If you don’t buy any other book, buy this one.)
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
On Writing by Steven King (Warning: There is a little objectionable language in this book. But it’s still well worth reading.)
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
The Fire In Fiction by Donald Maas
Writing For the Soul by Jerry Jenkins
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
from the Inside…Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you! by Susan May Warren
Deep and Wide: Advanced Fiction Techniques by Susan May Warren
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress
Merriman Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 11th Collegiate (Very helpful for historical writers because it has the date each word originated.)
Chicago Manual of Style (Considered the final authority on grammar by most publishers.)
My next blog will post books on submitting, marketing, genre, and research.