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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
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The library has many books on how to write as well as examples of exemplary fiction writing. Explore our books on Creative Writing or pick from one of the titles we have listed here.
Fiction Writing Resources at UNCA
Creating Character Emotions
Ann Hood- A guide to writing fresh approaches that express your character's true feelings
UNCA GENERAL PN218 .H66 1998
How I Write
Three sections by different writers detailing their craft. Judson Philips covers the short story; Lawson Carter, the one act play; Robert Hayden, poetry.
UNCA GENERAL PN193 .H68 v.1
How to Write Short Stories that Sell
Louise Boggess- Demonstrates the techniques to write a commercially successful short story.
UNCA GENERAL PN3373 .B58 1980
On Writing : A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King- Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.
UNCA GENERAL PS3561.I483 Z475 2000
The Writer's Guide to Character Traits
Linda N. Edelstein- Explores a range of personality types and provides insights to make characters come alive.
UNCA GENERAL PN3383.C4 E34 2004
Tom Chiarella- How to create memorable voice and fictional conversations that crackle with wit, tension and nuance.
UNCA GENERAL PN218 .C618 1998
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
Janet Burroway- A guide for the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples.
UNCA GENERAL PN3355 .B79 2007
Writing Great Books for Young Adults
Regina Brook- Provides insight on developing, writing, editing and publishing books for the young adult market.
UNCA GENERAL PN3377 .B76 2009
Books Outside of UNCA
Elements of Style for Screenwriters
Paul Argentini- An essential reference master-piece in the art of clear and concise principles of screenplay formatting, structure and style for screen-writers.
How Not to Write a Screen Play
Denny Martin Flinn-How to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting, and arrive at one's own destination intact
Writing Poetry from the Inside Out
Sandford Lynn- A guide to writing poetry. Offers prompts, strategies and techniques.
Poetry Home Repair Manual
Ted Kooser- Tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets-aspiring or practicing-can use to hone their craft
The Practice of poetry
Robin Behn-A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels