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Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Bestselling Books For Writers

It's not too late to order a great Christmas gift for the book lover and writer in your family.

According to the Gotham Writers Workshop the 20 bestselling books on craft from the Writer's Bookshelf in 2010 were:
  1. Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide by Gotham Writers' Workshop
  2. Fiction Gallery edited by Alex Steele and Thom Didato
  3. Writing Movies: The Practical Guide by Gotham Writers' Workshop
  4. It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences by June Casagrande
  5. Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your Fist Novel in Six Months by John Dufresne
  6. Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling
    Memoir or Personal Essay
    by Adair Lara
  7. Writers and Their Notebooks edited by Diane Raab
  8. Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver
  9. On Writing: A Memoir on Craft (10th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen King
  10. Portable MFA in Creative Writing by New York Writers Workshop
  11. The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel: A Step-by-Step Guide to
    Perfecting Your Work
    by Robert J. Ray
  12. The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark
  13. 179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers by Peter Selgin
  14. Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook by Jane Vandenburgh
  15. Fiction Writer's Workshop by Josip Novakovich
  16. The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook by Daniel Alarcon
  17. Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How Not to Write Badly by Charles Harrington Elster
  18. Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O'Conner
  19. The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World edited by Yahoo!
  20. How to Write a Damn Good Thriller: A Step-by-Step Guide for Novelists
    and Screenwriters
    by James N. Frey

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