With the new year comes new resolutions to do better in writing. I hope you've set a few goals.
One of the most important ones (especially if you're a beginner writer) is the accumulation of knowledge that will help you in the books you write. Yes, you'll also need to write to get better, but books help you to see what you can do now to improve.
Some of my favorites...
The Power of Little Words by John L. Beckley
Elements of the Writing Craft by Robert Olmstead
Writing With Style by John R. Trimble
The Writer's Handbook by John B. Karls and Ronald Szymanski
Writing from the Heart by Nancy Lonim Aronie
Writing Screenplays that Sell by Michael Hauge (No, I don't write screenplays but this is an excellent resource if you want to improve your characters, plot and scenes).
What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
And it's always a good idea to purchase a thesaurus and dictionary.
What writing books have you read that you would recommend?