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Here are our picks for the best writing books of 2019

Treat the writer on your list to one of these excellent craft books published in 2019.

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Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern and Grant Faulkner

Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories, written by NaNoWriMo staff members Grant Faulkner and Rebecca Stern, is written with younger writers in mind.  Billed as the official NaNoWriMo handbook for middle-grade authors, it’s designed to be both “a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty world of writing” and “a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals.” The book’s fun, engaging chapters include tips for prewriting, setting (and meeting) goals, revision, and other writing topics. It’s also littered with “pep talks” from best-selling YA and MG authors, including Marissa Meyer, Jennifer Niven, and Jason Reynolds (who writes the introduction). 

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