The Anatomy of Story: John Truby teaches writers to tell a strong story. Literature, theater & film examples show premise, story structure, moral argument, scene, etc.
A Beginning, A Muddle, and an End: The Right Way to Write Writing: Newbery Award winning author Avi gives how-to-write advice with whimsical characters.
78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published & 14 Reasons Why It Just Might: Editor Pat Walsh tells it like it is in this must-read for writers.
Building Believable Characters Marc McCutcheon’s book sounds like a writer’s how-to on characterization. In reality, it’s a thesaurus for creating characters.