I appreciate all the terrific recs you guys offered on writing how-tos; there were several titles I haven't yet read, and I always think it's neat to see which books work for other writers.
We revved up the magic hat, and the winner of the Practical Guides giveaway is:
Anne V., who recommends How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card.
Anne, when you have a chance please send the title you'd like for your BookWish, your full name and ship-to info to LynnViehl@aol.com. My thanks to everyone for joining in.