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9 Best Creative Writing Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Creative Writing books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best creative writing books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 4
    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 6

    Feel Free

    Essays

    Zadie Smith

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 7

    On Poetry

    Jonathan Davidson

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 8

    Linguistics

    Why It Matters

    Geoffrey K. Pullum

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this Creative Writing books list created?

    We searched for "best Creative Writing books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Creative Writing books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Creative Writing books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Creative Writing books on the internet.

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