This is a list of some of the writing craft books I currently own and use. I’m not listing them here as recommendations, per se (those are in the blog), but simply as the tools I find helpful. Different things work for different people, but aspiring writers might find useful information in these.
Reading Like a Writer — Francine Prose
How to be a Writer — Barbara Baig
The Writer’s Portable Mentor — Priscilla Long
The Scene Book — Sandra Scofield
The Art of Character — David Corbett
Wired for Story — Lisa Cron
Writing Irresistible Kidlit — Mary Kole
Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults — Cheryl Klein
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print — Renni Browne and Dave King
Story Engineering — Larry Brooks
How Grammar Works — Patricia Osborn
*Note: This list updates as I encounter new, useful books. Please check back!