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Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing
Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Categories: 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.
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
(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.
How to Write a Mystery Novel: Behind the Scenes - Creation of a Crime Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Magic Lamp Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
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
You set the price! Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: 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
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,370. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
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."
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
Write, Edit, Publish: The Best of The Jessica Dall Blog
Price: Free! Words: 41,730. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Muse Therapy: Unleashing Your Inner Sybil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
(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.
HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION plus Creative Fiction and Script Writing extras, and Non-fiction
Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
A useful and entertaining free 30 chapter resource for your creative writing, non-fiction too! HOW TO WRITE GENRE FICTION has popular genres - Crime, Romance, Horror... and How to get Ideas, plus extracts from our Fiction and Script writing books, and some non-fiction guides too. Most of the guides have exercises. Get it now! From Story Software, makers of Story Turbo, the top creative writing app
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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.
The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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.
Story Crisis, Story Climax 1: How to Use Film Structure to Plan Your Novel
Price: Free! Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Why spend years learning how to write stories by trial and error? Let "Story Crisis, Story Climax 1" teach you how. You will accelerate your learning curve by observing, in a range of film stories, how the Inciting Incident, Turning Points, Midpoint, and Crisis Climax work in relationship to each other, the story itself, and others of its genre. Crack the storytelling code!
The Sense-ible Writer
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2009 by sammie@norlightspress.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Four Seasons of Creative Writing: 1,000 Prompts to Stop Writer's Block
Price: Free! Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
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.
Speaking of Dialogue
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,750. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2009 by sammie@norlightspress.com. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,910. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Self-Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(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.