There are many books and other resources, designed specially for writers. Some are brilliant, and some not so good. Here is a list that I have found useful over the years and would gladly recommend to any writer.

This list is far from exhaustive. If you think there is something missing off this list, then let me know. 

Books for Writing Stories

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes (Writers Helping Writers)
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws
The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces
The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Personal and Natural Places
Emotion Amplifiers
Master Lists for Writers: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster
Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers
Howdunit Forensics
Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus
HowDunit – The Book of Poisons
Potter’s Herbal Cyclopaedia
The Crystal Bible