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08/12/2013 02:20 pm ET | Updated Oct 12, 2013

7 Books That Will Inspire You to be a Better Writer

"This book made me want to be a writer." Every writer has that one book, or maybe a bunch of books, that got him or her started on a life of story-telling. And then there are the books that help along the way, the ones that handle the fundamentals perfectly: character, theme, dialogue, plot, structure, voice. Over the years I've found the following books tremendously instructive, in all the ways that matter.

Lois Metzger is the author of the new novel A Trick of the Light.

Books That Will Make You A Better Writer

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