I'm a book learner and buy tons of books when learning something new. Out of all the books I've read about how to write novels, these were the most to the point and most essential books. These two books give you what you need to write solid novels and get them in the hands of publishers.
Now, there may be other books out there I missed and if so, post them here. We're talking the most ESSENTIAL for learning. The main tool sets you need to take idea to written word to publisher. Still, I'd love to hear your thoughts!