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Top  3 Books on Fiction Writing
By El.Nosrati | February 19, 2018

Do you want to write but you do not know where to start, how to proceed and where to finish? Do you have the most brilliant story ideas but you never manage to write more than few pages? Many authors have had the same issue yet they have managed to develop their writings skills and to utilize these skills elaborately. This week we will introduce three helpful books to help new writers learn about fiction story writing while they leave the doors open for creativity. 

Today, there are plenty of books, workshops, and online resources out there to help us learn how to write a fiction story, some of which are helpful and some might mislead and even ruin a writer’s creativity. In this overwhelming world of writing resources, choosing the right tools to start with as a new writer is as important as writing itself.

Good Art, as Neil Gaiman calls it, springs out from creativity. On the other hand, artist is always very close to plagiarism. Examining the artwork (books, paining’s, plays, etc.) which have last over time, we see that revolutionary and creative pieces are remembered and to be remembered as Paul Gauguin said, “Art is either revolution or plagiarism.”

We have chosen three helpful books for new fiction writers which equip them with right tools to craft their brilliant story ideas without getting lost between too many suggestions and methods on writing.

1) The Art and Craft of Storytelling by Nancy Lamb

Nancy lamb in “The Art and Craft of Storytelling” helps new writers to create strong foundation for their story, to put all necessary pieces together and craft a page-turner story. Interestingly, she also tells us what to avoid to have a good story. The structure of this book is organized and the book flow helps reader understand their writing strength and weaknesses. Moreover, she has supported each lesson with examples from best authors of the time which would ease understanding the lesson.

2) The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hugh, Jr.

A good story book can never have weak dialogues. We recommend “The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue” by John Hugh to new writers as bestselling author, Robert Dugoni, calls this book as his new Bible.

3) Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

In Plot and Structure, James Scott Bell teaches writers that writing is a skill which needs to practice and develop. Since he has had the same journey, the book is lessons on writing a book from a beginner to a professional lever. No matter which level you have on writing, this book always has something to say.

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