Douglas Clegg Recommends (A Bookstore)

Welcome to my "recommended reads" bookstore where you can purchase print books that I've loved, enjoyed, liked, or put on my To-Be-Read List. Also, get my own trade paperbacks unsigned, fresh off the press. Browse away!

Ingram, one of the largest book distributors in the U.S., handles sales & shipping, allowing to have its own on-site bookstore. Please come back often. Thank you.

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

by Patricia Highsmith

Women Writer's at Work

by Review Paris Review

A terrific book by Steven Pressfield, particularly if you ever feel resistance to writing.

by Shawn Coyne

Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

by Lajos Egri

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

by Robert McKee

I love Chuck Wendig. His enthusiasm for writing is contagious.

by Chuck Wendig

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity Third Edition/Expanded

by Ray D. Bradbury

I've been reading The Paris Review's Writers at Work Series since I was a kid. I still read and re-read them.

by The Paris Review

The Paris Review Interviews, Volume II

by The Paris Review

The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III

by The Paris Review

The Paris Review Interviews, IV

by The Paris Review

I find visual dictionaries indispensible as a writing reference tool. They're worth every penny.

by Jean Claude Corbeil

Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish

by James Scott Bell

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

by Robert McKee

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

by Stephen King


by Aristotle

Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel: Expanded and Updated!

by Lawrence Block

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

by Albert Zuckerman

Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

by The Paris Review

The Paris Review Book: Of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseba

by Paris Review