Books I Use as a Professional Writer

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  • On Writing by Stephen King (for inspiration
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (for even more inspiration!)
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser (for style)
  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody (for plotting fiction)
  • Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes (for plotting romantic fiction — full admission: I ghostwrite romance novels on occasion!)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style… Well, they couldn’t all be fun! But familiarizing myself with this style guide has been a game changer.



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Alison Kilian

Alison Kilian

Hi there! I’m Alison and I tell stories. ​I’ve been writing professionally for over a decade, crafting everything from blogs to Amazon Top 100s. I ❤ a good tale