My nose has been glued to three particular writing books. All of them have taught me more than I could've hoped. It's like I was wrapped up in my own personal writing conference. I took notes, reread phrases that meant the most, and then reread them again. There are a ton of how-to writing books out there. I've tried a few different ones but these three have been the best so far! One of them I found on my own, but the other two were referred by people from the AWESOME writeoncon conference!
This first one is good for anyone writing a book, particularly in the fiction genre. It's pages are filled with important ways to keep your audience involved in your book from the first line to the very last word.
Really, I thought it was amazing! If you haven't read it. Go. Now. Stop reading this post and read the book. I promise, it's worth your time.
Here is the second book that I loved.
I love the layout of this book. He gets right to the point with his short chapters. I just ate up the way he related the art of war to writing. Writing is a war, and we all want to win. Read it!
This last one is definitely not the least, just better to read or apply after you've actually written a book. At least I found it helpful after. If you've ever wanted to find the best self editor within, this is it!
So go read, write, read, and then write some more!
I hope you find these books to be as amazing and helpful as I did.
Good luck and write on!