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Write Good or Die
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Price: Free! Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
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Price: Free! Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
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Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
English for Scammers
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
How to Write a Great Query Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn’t.
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.
The Inspired Query Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short and sweet little e-book filled with powerful information about how to write the perfect query letter. As a writer, if you can't write a good query letter, you'll never be able to market your work. The Inspired Query Letter e-book will help make your query letters shine.
The Writing Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Author Bryan Cohen has created a free sampler of his books about writing. The book includes excerpts from: 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More; Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation and Enjoying Your Life; 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade; and Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job.
Internet Marketing Tool - The Best Spinner
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Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn how to use The Best Spinner to assist you in article writing for your internet marketing needs.
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
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Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"Playbook" is a sportswriting textbook, a guide to the basics of writing for Bleacher Report. Based on the concepts used by B/R's Quality Control Team in evaluating writers and stories, "Playbook" can help you reach the high standards of one of the most successful and respected English-language sports websites in the world. Wherever you publish your online writing, "Playbook" can make it better.
The Writing Experience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The Writing Experience... offers the beginning writer down-to-earth and proactive advice for how to start—and succeed—in writing. Dozens of clever writing prompts are guaranteed to get your pen or keyboard moving!" - Maria Schneider, Former editor of Writer’s Digest magazine
My Oldest Memory
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This writing sample is in the form, “Child as the narrator" I have a new appreciation for the memories that young children make and keep. This is my actual memory from when I was 20 months old. A great read for anyone who dares to underestimate the memory retention of infants and toddlers. For adults 18+ for drug reference.
Life Writer's Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Life Writer's Guide is a simple guide to writing about your own or anyone else's life. A fun little book for any memoir, autobiography or biography writer who is looking for practical advice or a bit of inspiration. With chapters on research, how to get started and how to keep going this is a lovely addition to anyone's collection.
Forged With Fire: Creativity and The Creative Spirit
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(3.00 from 1 review)
An Exploration of the Creative Process: The Adventure, Passion and Risk of Creativity Characteristics of Successful Creators The Cycle of Creativity
10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You" provides an easy to follow overview of the elements of a story, and how to explore your inner writer. It provides tips on working out what sort of writer you are, and creating great fictional characters and using them in your story to create action. You'll also learn about incorporating setting in your story, and editing your work.
Let's Go Fishing: TIps on Hooking A Literary Agent (includes excerpt of "Sellout")
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Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Signing with a literary agent is extremely difficult, especially in this economic climate, but not impossible. With the tips outlined in this article, you will greatly increase your chances of hooking that "fish."
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.
The Walk
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Non-Fiction Creative Writing Example: A discriptive account of my observations made during one of my walks.
Successful Nonfiction
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An excellent inspirational resource for nonfiction writers from Dan Poynter. Each page hits the nonfiction writer right in the thought process with a tip, an explanation, an illustrative story and a writing quotation.
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.