It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.  ~Ernest Hemingway

On the off chance you weren’t born knowing how to write novels (confession: I wasn’t either), here are some of my favorite craft books:

For Character Development:

For Plot:

For Emotions:

For theme and avoiding saggy middles:

For revisions:


To breath life into your story through setting and description: