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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 Inspired Query Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
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
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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.
Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way
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Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Now updated for Smashwords formatting and external links--the ebook formatting manual that’s produced a hundred polished winners on sales sites around the world!
The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Become revision-savvy and talk about fiction like a pro. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book decodes and demonstrates the editorial jargon used in writing workshops and manuscript critiques. In the tradition of Strunk & White's revered "The Elements of Style," this concise, indispensable reference volume will fortify your self-editing skills.
7 Critical Mistakes Writers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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7 mistakes that can derail a writer's career, with advice on how to avoid them. This 3,000 word report will help any writer get--and stay--on track.
Brainstorming with Writing Prompts
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Demonstrates how-to use the free automated writing prompts from Plagerize.Me to brainstorm your next story using a randomly generated set of writing prompts.
Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The Writing Starter Kit: Mini Edition is a great reference book for writers who need a little extra push to get started. Inside you will find 15 ways to beat writers block, 50 writing prompts, 10 writing forms and their lengths, and a basic outline.
Recreational Writing
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Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Recreational Writing is a minibook about writing for fun and insight. It explores journals and diaries, memoir, blogs, poetry and fiction, and nonfiction. In addition, it explains how to turn your recreational writing into an ebook or printed book. If you’ve ever felt the itch to write, Recreational Writing will help you find the type of writing best suited to your personality.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Families often lose their histories through the generations, which may explain why genealogy — the process of trying to trace and recapture that history — is hugely popular. Learn how to preserve your precious family memories for future generations, whether you simply want to print a few copies on your computer or publish a hardcover book to sell to the general public
200 Writing Prompts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It's been said, the hardest part about writing is just getting started. Well, this short book is here to help. You will find 200 starting points, questions, thoughts, ideas and launching points to get you on your way of putting words on paper, or characters on screen.