The list of favorite books on writing can be very different from one author to another. So where do you start? I've scoured 10 "top" lists to see which titles spanned the gamut. Here's what I found.

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A well-constructed story has the right blend of facts and narrative. This post turns this concept into a sweet and colorful metaphor.

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You may think your manuscript is ready for publication, but are there holes in your story? A beta reader can help determine if there's still work to do.

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The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.

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There are many ways to take a critical pass at your writing to tighten up your narrative and make it more enjoyable for your reader. Asking yourself "Why do I need this in my story?" from a macro to micro level, is one approach.

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Use an editing pass to produce a map of your reader's suspension of disbelief. Once you've created a universe in which your reader is immersed, you can focus on polishing your manuscript for publication.

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Writing snippets are practical, creative exercises that let you work on specific elements of your writing and explore styles outside your comfort zone.

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