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How to Write a Mystery Novel: Behind the Scenes - Creation of a Crime Series
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Magic Lamp Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book takes you into the thinking process of a successful novelist who has completed a 15-book series entitled the Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, all published and available worldwide in print and eBook formats. The 20 Chapters cover How to Get Started, Plot Devices, Resources, Character Development, Finding Your Voice, Suspense Creation and many more subjects any beginning novelist should know
From Zero 2 Novel
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You set the price! Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Zero2Novel fiction writing course gives you everything you need to create powerful fiction as fast as possible. Simple 'weekly' lessons take you from finding the initial idea to getting it ready to send to publishers, and every step in between. Combined with some of the latest techniques from brain research, this course will have you writing a better novel than you ever thought possible. Fast.
300 Days of Better Writing
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,370. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
300 strategies for improving your writing. Strategies are short and to the point (150-250 words each), with explanations, instructions, and samples for each strategy. Learn from them one day at a time or find the strategies you need. Midwest Book Review calls 300 Days of Better Writing "a choice pick."
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Vol. I, 2nd Edition, written and compiled by an award-winning novelist, is a major source of information for breathing life into your prose. Learn how to polish your work with a collection of extraordinary tips and examples for making your writing the best that it can be.
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.
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. In the Bonus Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.
Muse Therapy: Unleashing Your Inner Sybil
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
D. D. Scott, a Writer's Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy, is treating you and your muses to the book version of her wildly successful Muse Therapy Online Classes and Live Workshops. Muse Therapy utilizes fun and fabulous tools to inject life into writers’ tired and/or stressed out muses. It's time to analyze your muses’ funks then learn how to rein in and reign over your creative divas.
The Sense-ible Writer
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2009 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Instead of teaching the so called rules of writing, this workbook presents principals of writing based on concepts rather than rules. As you progress through this study material, you will learn the basics of fiction writing by mastering the concepts presented in each chapter. If you go a step further and do the assigned work, you may come away with the first draft of a novel.
The Story Engine
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 1 review)
The cure to writer’s block is here! THE STORY ENGINE is the best new reference guide for fiction writers since the thesaurus. It contains thousands of ideas for generating interesting characters and exciting scenes. This nuts-and-bolts guide shows writers how to generate ideas while building stories. Throw the dice and see what happens next. This is one book that invites you to steal from it!
Speaking of Dialogue
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,750. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2009 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Whether you write nonfiction, novels, children’s stories, or screenplays, vivid dialogue will bring your characters alive on the page. Literary agent Sammie Justesen explores the necessary elements of dialogue for every genre. With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference shows writers how to improve their technique and eliminate the subtle mistakes that bring rejection.
The Art of Fiction Writing or How To Fall Down the Rabbit Hole Without Really Trying
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,910. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The Art of Fiction Writing by writing coach and novelist, Emily Hanlon is a course in creating flesh and blood characters from the imagination. Easy-to-use techniques, prompts and exercises along with 5 audio "journeys" that deepen the work and make you feel as if you are in a private coaching session with Emily.
Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation and Enjoying Your Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
A collection of essays written by writing motivator Bryan Cohen that focus on improving all areas of a writer's life. By fixing one or multiple areas of your day-to-day living, Cohen shows that you can improve your writing life as well. There are 30 essays in total along with a collection of writing exercises and a bonus essay on how to be funny.
Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing
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Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Little Book Of - very easy - Tips For Descriptive Writing. This book is a gem, if only for the list of creative words Patti had generously put together, to save the budding writer the time and effort of having to do so. Thanks Patti. Jeremy Poole. Includes Bonus reading includes Writing Tips from Authors.
Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Novelsmithing provides the beginning novelist, or perhaps even the experienced novelist who has lost his way, with a discussion of the underlying structure and methods of novel writing. Nowhere else can the aspiring author learn the skills necessary to achieve the organic unity of the novelist's divine trinity: character, conflict and theme, so necessary to a fine work of literature.
Self-Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Everything you need to know to make your manuscript into a self-publishing success! This book is based on my own experience self-publishing my bestselling novel, MERCURY FALLS. Learn how to select a print-on-demand company, how to publish your book for Kindle and other e-readers, and how to market your book to your target audience using social networking and other tools.
Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,070. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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From the best selling author of more than 60 romances, Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance is a primer - an entry level aid for the writer who has a story to tell, but is struggling to get it out of her head and onto paper.
Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer's Block
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Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing prompts are questions and hypothetical situations that are able to cure writer's block instantly. This book gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four seasons.
How To Write Winning Non-Fiction: The Complete Writing and Publishing Handbook for Non-Fiction Authors
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,790. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2010 by Bookshaker.com. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A Non-Fiction Writing Coach in Your Pocket...Getting published is now easier than ever but the fundamental things that distinguish winning non-fiction from the pulp have never been more important. If you're serious about writing a high-quality non-fiction book, getting it published and making it commercially successful then this book treats you to a masterclass that covers all you need to know...
Write, Edit, Publish: The Best of The Jessica Dall Blog
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Price: Free! Words: 41,730. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
From author, editor, and reviewer, Jessica Dall, Write, Edit, Publish contains tips from some of the most popular Jessica Dall Blog blog posts compiled in a handy, carry-with-you eBook. Whether just starting a manuscript, looking for a publisher, or embarking on self-publishing, Write, Edit, Publish has a little something for everyone.
Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Oestara Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. "Cynthia Clay has developed an innovative, powerful and extremely useful way for writers to analyze and develop their work. I recommend this book highly." Ben Bova, Hugo winner