I am always looking for new books on writing. I have found some incredibly helpful books along the way. Please post some books you've felt were amazing and helpful..... Particularly lesser known books. I have stuff like Stephen King's On Writing and I just wasn't inspired by the book at all. Here are the recent ones I've read that I loved: The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers - by Christopher Vogler --This book is a re-interpretation of Joseph Campbell's Mask of a Thousand Faces. It is much easier to understand and looks at it from the perspective of current pop culture movies to show examples. The Emotion Thesaurus - by Angela Acherman --I love this book. They cover like 75 different emotions. For each one they give a definition, physical signals/body language, internal sensations, mental responses, cues for acute and long term emotion, cues for suppressed emotion, and example of other emotions that the current emotion may escalate to. I have about 75 emotions that I will probably never use the actual word again choosing instead to describe. Sometimes I just can't think of a way to describe someone other than "Pissed off" or "Curious" and the book jogs my memory and provides extra sensory for me to add. How to Write description of eyes, faces, hair, and skin - by Val Kovalin --She writes in a specific genre of romance and does a great job giving a few extra ideas on how to describe someone How to Write sexy description and sex scenes - by Val Kovalin --Again, romance writer and she provides some extensive word lists seperated by interesting catagories. If I find myself using the same language on a read through I will open this book and look for a replacement word.