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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—a battle-tested series of ten steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This bestselling classic guide to novel writing breaks down the creative process into 16 manageable tasks. You'll learn how to find a story hook, create a conflict, develop a protagonist and set everything in motion. A former editor, now a successful literary agent and author, Marshall also covers editing your own work, submitting to agents and editors, and surviving in this competitive field.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help you choose the right type of outline for you an guide you in brainstorming plot ideas.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerri
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books And How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence
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Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 35,560. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Most writing books make you wade through lengthy screeds about character, plot, theme and whatever. That’s all necessary but how do you make this into a novel? And what if you need to unravel your structure, strip out back story, sort out how many Tuesdays are in a week? How do you see the needles in the haystacks? This book holds your hand. Read a bit, do as it says... until 'The End'
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories
Writing Great Sex Bundle
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Series: Writing Romance, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Two great books for one low price! Everything a beginning romance writer needs in one convenient anthology. Includes Writing Sex When You Don't Feel Sexy and Marketing 101 for Writers. Includes: Writing Sex When You Don't Feel Sexy Marketing 101 for Writers
You Can Write Characters with Physical Disabilities
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
The information you need to write characters with physical disabilities effectively! You’re writing a book and one of your characters has a physical disability. Maybe it’s crucial to the plot. Maybe you thought it would be nice to give your character a more unique and unusual back story. Maybe you just want a realistic book and in real life sometimes people have disabilities.
Shoot Your Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Shoot Your Novel, a new writing craft book for novelists, reveals the secrets of cinematic technique. Learn how to "show, not tell" by using camera shots and angles, and creating visually powerful image systems that will make your scenes dynamic and riveting. Shoot Your Novel is "unique and terrific!" --Michael Hauge, Hollywood consultant and best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell.
Writing Your Book: Cashing in on publishing faster, easier, and cheaper
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Write Today—Earn Tomorrow New equipment and new techniques make writing a book faster, easier and cheaper. You will discover: • What fiction and nonfiction subjects are in demand. • How large is your potential reading market • Where to find the information for your book • How and where to sell your book online This book provides the shortcut to becoming a published author.
The Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing a Book
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The most practical guide for beginners who simply want to understand HOW to self-publish their own book. A step-by-step manual which will lead you through a simple, yet efficient, process and take you from manuscript to published author. Self-publishing means that you can do everything a traditional publisher does... but better.
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration: Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can’t afford to wait around on Madam Muse’s goodwill. In this encouraging e-book, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around.
The 30 Day Novel Success Journal for Romance: Overcome Procrastination, Figure Out What Happens Next and Get Your Novel Written (the Write Smarter, Not Harder series, vol 2)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This workbook combines elements of three-act structure, the Hero's Journey, and a romance arc that incorporates character growth to create an extremely flexible story blueprint that you can adapt to the story you want to tell. The blueprint is broken down into 30 steps, so you'll know exactly where your characters should be in their journey each day. Perfect for NaNoWriMo!
Show and Tell: Secrets to Improve Your Writing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,790. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
"You definitely added more tools to my writing toolbox...Thank you!" -- Genene Valleau "You gave valuable info regarding the use of telling and showing and now better understand when to use them in my writing." -- Gerry Jove
How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Want to learn how to write a book that kicks ass and will actually make you money? Think you've got a non-fiction book inside you but just not sure how to get it out? Well, look no further intrepid writer! In my new book, "How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell" I share with you the same strategies I used to write and publish over 25 non-fiction book in a variety of markets.
112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Mountainview Books, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The most recognized names in Christian publishing share their personal answers to the question, “If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"
WORDS OF LOVE - How to Write a Romance Novel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling author Jewel Adams writes in a variety of romance and erotic romance genres: Time Travel, Gothic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historic, Western and Contemporary. Jewel hopes that by sharing her experience and outlook on character driven Romance Fiction, she will assist aspiring authors to reach their goal of writing that first romance novel.