At my blog (http://bethgroundwater.blogspot.com/) today I discussed books about writing that have been useful to me in my career and may be useful to other fiction writers. The list is below. To see why I recommended each one, check out my blog!
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
How to Write a Damn Good Mystery by James Frey
The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain
Writing the Fiction Synopsis by Pam McCutcheon
10 Steps to Creating Memorable Characters by Viders, Storey, Gorman and Martinez
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass