They go beyond inspiration, stimulus exercises and conceptual basics, and assume you're familiar with creative writing terminology and craft.
Some come from the world of screenwriting, and are just as useful for other writing forms.
I use this book partly for synonyms and antonyms but also for inspiration.
This might just be me, but nothing inspires me more than language itself, and flicking through these pages gets me thinking about all sorts of worldly issues and themes that I wouldn’t have known to think about.
The publishing world is a great sea of publishers, editors, agents, beta readers, writers, and everything in between.
This book is an anchor to help you screw your head on straight before you set off for land. It’s also worth mentioning that you don’t really have to buy the book every year.
This is more important if you really want to be a commercial writer and produce books quickly and efficiently.
The main strength of this book is how it breaks down a typical story’s parts into simple pieces you can plan in advance.
If you’re looking for free resources to start you off, take a look at my post which lists the best free online resources for writers.
These book recommendations are ideal for ambitious creative writers, especially those studying creative writing in depth, or as part of a university degree or MFA.