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How to be a Grant Writer: 143 Tips and Tricks for Writing Foundation Grants
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business
Written by a professional fundraiser who developed these tips and tricks during her 20-year career writing successful grants, this e-book will help you write foundation grants. Discover how to: research funding opportunities, write the proposal and apply for the grant award. Contains information about where to find available grants, including where to find foundation grants to individuals.
Million Dollar Productivity
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Life is crazy and hectic for most of us. With all those distractions, how does an aspiring author find time to write? 

Award-winning and #1 international bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most prolific authors in the business. He shares his tips on how to find the time to write, and how to make the most of that time.
Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers' experiences, and by resonating within their own works. In this book, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful.
Basic Plot Guide: Fiction Writing Tools
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Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This manual is specifically for fiction writers who want to learn how to repair plots that have veered off course and revise their storyline into dramatic and comprehensible scenes. Writers will also learn how to blend character goals with a riveting storyline. Lastly, this book covers basic plot points that should easily get you back on the road to plotting success.
Fiction Writing Tools: Write a Gripping First Chapter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This manual is specifically for fiction writers who want to learn how to create a gripping and compelling first chapter. Also, offers basic techniques for crafting stronger beginnings and a page-turning "hook" for your fiction novel.
Craft Vivid Scenes and Characters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Most writers struggle with constructing lifelike scenes and realistic character descriptions. This handbook offers tips on how to create vibrant settings and vivid characters that will deeply submerge the reader into the story.
Writer's Guide to Emotion: Fiction Writing Tools
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,390. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Most writers struggle with writing a captivating story. The fastest way to improve your writing is by using and developing the "Deep Point-of-View" technique, which can transform any novel from mediocre storytelling into riveting prose.
Advanced Worldbuilding: A unique guide & journal for every writer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,850. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by On The Fly Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Advanced Worldbuilding is a unique guide that takes you by the hand and helps you understand the ‘why’ of worldbuilding. Written in the form of a conversation with a friend, taking you, step by step, through the process of creation with a focus on the end goal: To tell a great story. Advanced Worldbuilding is a fantastic tool for any writer, regardless of skill level
WORLDBUILDING Basics: Jumpstarting your creation process
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by On The Fly Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Have you ever wondered if there was a better, faster, less painful way to attack your worldbuilding process and move on to your next book or game? GOOD NEWS! Jaime Buckley feels your pain. Author, game creator, cartoonist and father of 12, he’s decided to share some of his methods with you. Tools, tips, resources, languages, races, maps, timelines and more…
Writing Great Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,610. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
More writers fail to sell their work, not because of bad writing, but because of poor storytelling structure. In Write Great Stories you learn to not just how to create a great story, but how to structure that story the way the best-selling giants like Hemingway, Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Dan Brown and Robin Cook build their novels. This book contains 30 years of deep research.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Poetry Techniques for the Fictionist
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How writers of fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction can apply the techniques of poetry to make their prose stand out.
MJ Magazine July — Created By Authors for Authors
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Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fourth issue of MJ Magazine includes Book of the Month Madiba: A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela; Featured Authors Clint Morey and Allan Topol; Christian Fiction reviewed by Lee Harmon; Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Mark Murphy; and recommended reading by Marybeth Zeman, Steve Berry and Daniel Palmer; and Featured Teen Columnist Jake Swerdloff. New Section — Writer’s Workshop.
The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified: An Easy-Schmeasy Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Your Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Fast Foreword. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Agents and publishers rely on your book proposal to determine if your nonfiction idea will sell. This easy-schmeasy guide covers each part, helping you write yours quickly and effectively. Also includes tips on writing a query letter and getting your proposal to stand out above the rest. Written by a bestselling author and nonfiction expert with numerous agent and acquisitions editor contacts.
Million Dollar Book Signings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Million Dollar Book Signings will tell you everything you need to know to make your signings a success. This insightful book includes: - Ideas for Alternative Venues - Effective Publicity Strategies - Optimal Dates and Seasons for Signings - A Check List of Items to Bring and Tasks to Complete . . .and more.
Writers' Handbook 2015
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The 2015 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers provides details of over 1,200 literary agents, book publishers, and magazines, including revised and updated listings from the 2014 edition, and over 380 brand new entries.
Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Some novelists write with the goal of becoming a best seller, hoping for wealth and fame. Some just want to write novels that earn them a steady income. Some write to express their creativity.Then there are the other writers who want to write an unforgettable novel—the kind of book that gets called a classic and that endures the test of time. Writing the Heart of Your Story is for those writers!
Million Dollar Outlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
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.
The Writer's Guide to Adventurous Professions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Action, adventure, war! How the heck do you write such stuff if you have no practical experience in the military, law enforcement, or espionage? The Writer’s Guide to Adventurous Professions will give you the important information you need to produce hard hitting adventure stories that are accurate, believable, and compelling. Written by two combat veterans, who are now police officers...