On Writing and Failure by Stephen Marche
The Left-Handed Story: Writing and the Writer’s Life by Nancy Willard
The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser
The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals by Eric Maisel
The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters translated by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping
Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell
Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process by Peter Elbow
Staying With It: On Becoming an Athlete by John Jerome
A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, edited by Robert DeMott
The Meaning of Culture by John Cowper Powys
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell
The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity by Louise DeSalvo
Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises by Stephen Dunning and William Stafford
The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow
The Writing Habit by David Huddle
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Daybook: The Journal of an Artist by Anne Truitt
Turn: The Journal of an Artist by Anne Truitt
The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World by Lewis Hyde
A Reader’s Manifesto: An Attack on the Growing Pretentiousness in American Literary Prose by B.R. Myers
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith
Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction by Charles Baxter
If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard