Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen

JA Konrath, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Lee Goldberg, A Writer's Life

MJ Rose, Buzz, Balls & Hype

Seth Godin

Writing Room


Slate on Bestsellers


How Fiction Works, James Wood

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting, Robert McKee

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, Editing, and Selling Your Script, David Trottier

Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies, Sol Stein

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King

Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft, David Morrell

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle, Steven Pressfield

Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screen, story by Annie Proulx, screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style, Christopher Riley

Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique, Kristen Thompson

How Not To Write A Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make, Denny Martin Flinn

Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies that Get Made, Alex Epstein

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Guide from Concept to Finished Script, Syd Field

Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters, Barnaby Conrad

Violence: A Writer's Guide, Rory Miller


Marketing High Technology: An Insider's View, William H. Davidow

Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends, and Friends into Customers, Seth Godin

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding, Al Ries and Laura Ries

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Al Ries and Jack Trout

Selling the Dream: How to Promote Your Product, Company, or Ideas—and Make a Difference Using Everyday Evangelism, Guy Kawasaki

Rules for Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Guy Kawasaki

Guerilla Marketing For Writers: 100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons for Selling Your Work, Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, & Michael Larson

Literary Agents: What They Do, How They Do It, and How to Find and Work with the Right One for You, Michael Larson

How to Write a Book Proposal, Michael Larson

Confessions of an Ad Man, David Ogilvy

The Ten Faces of Innovation: Ideo's Strategy for Beating the Devil's Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization, Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman

The Psychology of Selling: The Art of Closing Sales, Brian Tracy

Secrets of Power Negotiating, Roger Dawson

Secrets of Power Persuasion: Everything You'll Ever Need to Get Anything You'll Ever Want, Roger Dawson

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie