Book: Show us a book that has helped or inspired your writing.
Steven King's On Writing is, I think, one of the absolute best books on writing. Whether you want to write horror, fantasy, contemporary, urban, non-fiction, or something else entirely, Mr. King's book has something to offer. The basic philosophy of the book is that, if one wants to write, one should read, and then write. He gives the reader a few anecdotes, a couple case studies, and some tips, but basically, if you want to write, you should read, and then write.