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To Plan a Story
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Fred White
Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Rico, Ph.D.
This book is a great beginning guide to mindmapping and freeing your muse to feed you your best ideas.
Writing on Both Sides of the Brain by Henriette Anne Klauser
To Plot a Story
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson
GMC: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon
This slim book was a game changer for me. This is (almost) all the plotting I need before starting to write a story.
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To Write a Story
Characters, Emotion, & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
Beginnings, Middles, & Ends by Nancy Kress
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
Dialogue by Gloria Klempton
If you struggle with writing creative dialogue that drives each scene forward, this book will be sure to help.
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To Edit a Story
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King
Revision and Self-Editing for Publication by James Scott Bell
To Publish a Story
Write. Publish. Repeat. by Johnny Truant and Sean Platt
To Market a Story
Platform by Michael Hyatt
Advanced Book Marketing by EJ Thornton
Sell Your Book Like Wildfire by Rob Eagar