Buy this if you are writing fiction. My most marked-in book. Every page is necessary information, and he writes with clarity.
John McPhee is a writer of extraordinaily clean, accessible prose.
For new writers, but I love this book. Plenty to learn for all levels. Fun, accessible, shrewd instruction.
Vol 1, Building Blocks
A smart treasure trove for writers, from dozens of writers. Affordable inspiration.
Vol 2, Inspiration & Discipline
Nuts and bolts indeed. Practical writing advice from a trustworthy source, especially for genre writing.
“The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction” Stephen Koch, former chair of Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program.
“The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers” by John Gardner
“On Moral Fiction” by John Gardner
“On Writers & Writing” by John Gardner