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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: $3.99 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.
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.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
There's No Reason You Can't Be Civil - A Guide for Veterans, Contractors, and Civilians for Finding a Career with the Federal Government
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a guide for veterans, contractors, and civilians for finding a career with the Federal Government. It is a simple approach with examples and tips throughout, in order to make the learning experience much easier and less time-consuming for the job seeker. The author covers common misconceptions, the hiring process, job description review, and resume creation and writing.
201 Writing Prompts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
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
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
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.
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Your mind moves at lightning speed. Your writing should, too. FAST is a simple, step-by-step system for writing at the speed of thought. This beloved bestseller outlines the four phases of the writing process: FOCUS your ideas into a writing plan, APPLY the plan by blasting out a draft, STRENGTHEN your work to make it exactly what you want to say, and TWEAK the words to ensure a fast read.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Stuck trying to plan out your story? ROCK YOUR PLOT provides a simple, effective, straight-forward system to help you take your premise and characters and develop a fully realized three act story.
How to Really Self-Publish Erotica: The Truth About Kinks, Covers, Advertising and More!
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Series: Dalia Daudelin's Erotica, Book 72 ยท Non-Fiction, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How often have you heard, "Nobody makes money from self-publishing"? It's coming from the mouths of authors, agents, publishers and editors out of ignorance... or malice. If you're looking to jump-start your career in writing, though, self-publishing can be an absolute Godsend if you're just an average person. The problem is, the information you need is scattered all over the internet.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
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!
Writing Dialogue #1-5: A Collection of Articles for Fiction Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Explore five of Writing Show host Paula B's most popular articles. Collection includes: Writing Dialogue #1: The Importance of Character Agenda Writing Dialogue #2: Combining Dialogue and Narrative Writing Dialogue #3: Compression Writing Dialogue #4: How to Use Tags Writing Dialogue #5: Individualizing Your Characters All of the above also sold separately.
Writing Games, Writing Tips, Writing Exercises.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read? Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it? If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games.
How To Write A Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: American English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LaurenzanaPress. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing / direct
It’s easier than you think! Best-selling author Vic Johnson actually wrote this book in a weekend to prove how easy it is. And he gives you step-by-step detail of everything he did, including the resources he uses to turn out content-rich books in no time at all.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Agents and publishers rely on your book proposal to determine if your nonfiction idea will sell. This easy-schmeasy guide covers each part, helping you write yours quickly and effectively. Also includes tips on writing a query letter and getting your proposal to stand out above the rest. Written by a bestselling author and nonfiction expert with numerous agent and acquisitions editor contacts.
Rock Your Revisions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,190. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
ROCK YOUR REVISIONS: A Simple System for Revising Your Novel will show you a clear, easy-to-follow process for editing a novel.