Resource books for writers
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Following is a curated list of books and resources I've found to help writers for every step of their journey. Buy links to Books-A-Million, a chain of independent bookstores (your purchase through the affiliate links leads to a modest commission for me without costing you an extra nickel).

Creating a habit of writing

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
ISBN 9780143129257

Creating a habit of writing

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The advice in her book, provided in short, easy-to-read chapters with titles that reflect the author's witty approach will inspire anyone who writes—or who longs to.
ISBN 9781611803082

The "write" attitude

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn
Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time.
ISBN 9781912105427

Daily inspiration with prompts

A Word a Day by Nero Farr
ISBN 9781719856935

Editing one's own fiction

Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Browne & King
If you can't afford a freelance editor, then you absolutely need to know how to edit your work to modern standards. Every chapter ends with exercises.
ISBN 9780060545697

Proper formatting, punctuation, and things like that

Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press and William Strunk, Jr.
ISBN 9789562913973

Why writers need editors, the various types of editing, and the relationships editors foster

What Editors Do, edited by Peter Ginna
A collection of personal essays from various types of editors. Editors in publishing houses do a lot more than you might think, including championing your manuscript as it makes its way through other departments.
ISBN 9780226299976

Again with the editing

Revision and Self-editing for Publication by James Scott Bell
Master editor and storyteller, James Scott Bell helps writers understand how to structure their novel so readers don't get bored.
ISBN 9781599637068

Writing advice you can use from a master editor

Stein on Writing by Sol Stein. This treasure was a recommendation from a science fiction writer. Every section is pithy, timely, humorous, and on point. It's money and time well spent.
ISBN: 9780312254216