I thought it might be helpful to share some of the books I used on my MFA journey as well as articles and sites I come across that provide motivation. This is not an exhaustive list. I find something new each day.
Kardos, Michael. The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer’s Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. Print.
Prose, Francine. Reading like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. Print.