Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Anne Lamott. Anchor Books. 1995. Insights into the writer’s world with advice for anyone entering there. Funny and wise and written as only Anne Lamott can.
Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence. Lisa Cron. 10 Speed Press. 2012. Twelve cognitive “secrets” with explanation of using them for story writing. The book covers more advanced topics, such as character development, which may be beyond your needs, but this book is an important contribution to the science and craft of story writing.
Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction. James B. Stewart. TouchStone Books. 1998. An advanced book on writing nonfiction that will be of interest to those looking to develop their writing skills and write longer, more complex stories.