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Don’t Color Me Fuchsia: Why you can’t use vivid words too often
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vivid words “echo” in a reader’s memory—this essay discusses why this matters and how to avoid it.
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.
Bare Bones: A Quick Guide to Writing Your First Novel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn the basics of how to write in less than an hour. Katrina Kissinger, an author, editor, and creative writing instructor, shows you how by touching on character, point-of-view, tenses, goal and motivation, conflict, pacing, revision, publishing, and promotion.
The Scribe -- Winter/Spring 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary magazine for writers
The Map is Not the Territory: The Seven “Shalt Nots” of Writing Jacket Copy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How to create good jacket copy—or at least avoid the worst, most common mistakes.
How to Write Good: A Guide for the Aspiring Independent Author
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A handy how-to for the aspiring indie author.
The 365-Day Writer's Block Workbook (Volume 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
I Am A Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Sherri always wanted to be a writer. The problem is, every one she knows tells her it can't be done. Instead she slogs to work every day, ignoring her dream. One day, at her favorite coffee shop, she meets Daniel. He'll soon teach her how to become the author she's always dreamed of being.
102 Romance Prompts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
102 Romance Prompts is a book to help inspire romance writers of all subgenres. Included with the prompts are chapters on subgenres, the language of flowers, English titles, the top reasons relationships break up, and more. It also has links to several helpful reference websites. Any romance writer can use these prompts as story starters, or to help inspire their own ideas.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
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Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
The Elements of Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #74
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Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication. Vision: A Resource for Writers has been an on-line publication for over twelve years. This is our first Smashwords Edition, but we hope to keep putting up each new issue as well as putting older issues up as well.
Writing the Cozy Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing the Cozy Mystery will help you learn how to write a traditional whodunit, organize your materials, and sustain a series.
Wat Is Een Kort Verhaal?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: Dutch. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Wat is een kort verhaal? Een artikel van Carien Touwen met daarin een overzicht van de belangrijkste eigenschappen van een goed kort verhaal. Onmisbaar voor iedere schrijver. Carien Touwen is uitgever bij Parelz, hoofdredacteur van Azra Magazine en gespecialiseerd in het publiceren van korte verhalen.
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.
By Your Bedside
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Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
A Reference on Writing Poetry
Journaling Tools: Creative, Thought Provoking Prompts, Ideas & Tips (Writing Prompts & Exercises)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,590. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If you're serious about wanting to never run out of journaling ideas and you want to know how to fill your journals with creative entries, then you need to grab a copy of "Journaling Ideas, Tips & Tools" right now, because journal writing expert, JanMarie Kelly, will reveal to you how every journaler, regardless of experience level, can succeed - Today!
What If...A Year's Worth of Challenging Writing Prompts (Writing Prompts & Exercises)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Within the pages of this ebook you will find over a year's worth of writing prompts all begging the question... "What If". From the ordinary to the extraordinary, everyone will be able to find something that triggers an emotion, an idea, a spark that will propel them into stories they never imagined were within them. Don't let your stories go untold, pick up a copy of "What If" today.
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.
The Lost (& Unofficial) FAQ for Bubblews Writers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Reference
Bubblews is the hot new writing site where writers - and even people who don't really consider themselves writers - can earn money from what they write. And it's growing fast. With all the new users, I thought there was a need for something that answers some of the most commonly asked questions.