Hello, I am looking for some recommendations on books about (fiction) writing. Ideally, I am looking for 'serious' books that detail certain mechanics of writing with good examples from literature. I am fine with the use grammatical/specific terminology which means I'm probably looking for more academic-style books than simple guides. I would also like to know of any books that include useful writing exercises which exercise a specific technical aspect of writing, e.g. providing character motivation, descriptions, making the writing more active, etc. I recently read 'Techniques of the Selling Writer' which provided some useful insights, but I disliked the amount of padding the author threw in and I would have appreciated some examples from a wider range of literature to illustrate the points. Any recommendations along these lines would be very welcome. Thanks!