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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
(4.78 from 9 reviews)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books And How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence
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Price: $4.99 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'
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.
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.
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.
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
As a writer, insecurity and confidence are each a daily choice. How are you choosing?
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $5.26 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
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.
Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper.
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.
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.
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.
Write The Fight Right
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes from author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter.
Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark
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Series: 1,000 Days in Writerspark: 1,000 Tight Writing Exercises, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,750. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Writer's block or just plain lack of inspiration strike every writer from time to time. Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark is the first in a series of ebooks each crammed with 1,000 unique creative writing exercises.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 2 (Characters)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second set of the 2YN classes takes you through the work of creating characters who will best represent what you want in your story.
Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Muse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Every writer experiences writer's block at some point. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration to get you in touch with your muse. Writing prompts is one way to do that, and this book has 150 of them. These story prompts work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, journaling, songs and anything else that requires you to stare down writer's block and start writing! Great for NaNoWriMo!
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.