The Craft

Learning the craft is an essential part of writing. We all have areas we need to improve in. Here are some books that have helped the Crew…

Recommended by Jennifer
How to Grow a Novel by Sol Stein
The Art of Characterization by Fay Lamb
Write His Answer (devotional) by Marlene Bagnull
Self-editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell
Writing Fiction For All You’re Worth by James Scott Bell
Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan

Recommended by Betty
Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus
Structuring Your Novel by KM Weiland

Recommended by Gail
Stein On Writing by Sol Stein
Fiction Writing Demystified by Thomas B. Sawyer
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression – Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws – Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes – Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi 

Recommended by Tammy Trail
Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell

Recommended by Karen
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
The Dance of Character & Plot by DiAnn Mills
Rivet Your Reader with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression  by Angela Ackerman,  Becca Puglisi

Recommended by Harriet
Rivet Your Reader with Deep Point of View by Jill Nelson
Finding Success With Your Dream Writing Projects by Dennis E. Hensley
How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at It by Dennis E. Hensley

Recommended by Carlton
Writing for the Soul: Instruction and Advice from a Extraordinary Writing Life by Jerry Jenkins
Unleash the Writer Within by Cec Murphey
For the Write Reason: 31 Writers, Agents, and Editors Share Their Experiences with Christian Publishing edited by Marybeth Whalen

Recommended by Bonita
Don’t Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden
Twenty Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson, Peter Economy

Recommended by Fay
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Rivet Your Reader with Deep Point of View by Jill Nelson
Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton

Recommended by Shirley
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes by Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi
The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces by Angela Ackerman,‎ Becca Puglisi
The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Personal and Natural Places by Angela Ackerman,‎ Becca Puglisi

Recommended by Cammi
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray, Bret Norris
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

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