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Below is a list of books that are helpful in learning the art of writing fiction.

Writing Fiction

How Fiction Works,
by Oakley Hall,
2003, Writers Digest, ISBN 978-1582972930

How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy,
by Orson Scott Card,
2001, Writers Digest, ISBN 978-1582971032

On Writing,
by Stephen King,
2000, Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 0-340-76997-1

On Writing Science Fiction,
by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, and John M. Ford,
1981, Owlswick Press, ISBN 0-913896-19-5

Science Fiction Handbook,
by L. Sprague De Camp,
1977, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0070161986

Science Fiction Writer's Workshop,
by Barry Longyear,
2002, iUniverse, ISBN 978-0595225538

World-Building: A Writer's Guide to Constructing
Star Systems and Life-Supporting Planets,
by Stephen L. Gillett
1996, Writer's Digest Books

Writing Horror,
by Mort Castle,
1997, Writer's Digest Books, ISBN 978-0898797985

General Writing

The Elements Of Style, 4th Edition,
by Willian Strunk Jr. and E. B. White,
1999, Longman, ISBN 978-0205309023

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