The Writer's Bookshelf
A writer must first be a reader. That almost goes without saying -- how can you learn to write unless you have first read widely.
But there are also a number of books that are specifically useful in the process of learning how to be a writer. Books on how to produce prose that actually says what you mean, so that you can get those wonderful images onto the page, instead of them staying stubbornly behind in your mind. Books on how to prepare a manuscript and send it to markets. Books on how to find an agent and take your writing career to the next step.
The Everything Get Published Book by Peter Rubie
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin
How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larson, AAR
Last Updated November 3, 2010.