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Mega Prompt Book: 600 Prompts To Get You Writing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Mega Prompt Book is a book for all writers of every genre. It includes over 600 writing prompts and the articles "40 Ways to Beat Writers Block" and "7 Obstacles to Writing and How to Overcome Them."
Tips For New Writers
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The goal of writing fiction should be to tell a story so compelling the reader has a hard time putting the book down. Over the course of eight years and forty-six romances, Ruth Ann Nordin has picked up some practical tips for improving the storytelling craft. Topics included in this short book are genre, character, setting, backstory, point of view, and encouragement.
Writing in the Age of Narcissism
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay traces how the narcissism epidemic affects writers, including our gestures of post-modernism and irony, and proposes an alternative way to be a more positive writer, critic and reader.
The Synopsis Treasury
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
Journaling: The Super Easy Five Minute Basics To Journaling Like A Pro In 30 Days
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Series: The Blokehead Success Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Keeping a journal is a very useful path towards self-improvement. However, this is only when journaling becomes a habit, and not something that is done just once. Essentially, journaling works its wonders because the habit “forces” people to spend time on themselves. Turning your attention to your own thoughts creates a therapeutic activity, giving you time to reflect and heal.
Evernote for Writers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Will Evernote help you write a novel? How about a screenplay? Best selling author Clint Morey tells how he uses Evernote in his writing.
397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas : Your Secret Checklist To Journaling Like A Super Pro In Five Minute
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Series: The Blokehead Success Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Yap Kee Chong. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Journaling is basically the act of recording your thoughts and feelings by jotting them down on a daily basis. This art has been around for hundreds of years now, and has been used by most people as a means to relieve stress and express themselves. Get the book for more journaling tips and prompts now!
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. This book, while somewhat dated, is filled with advice, stylistic wisdom & techniques.
Effective Writing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The ability to communicate effectively in writing is a requirement of many career paths and a great advantage to have. This helpful guide, written by well-published author, Dr Neil Thompson offers an excellent foundation for building your writing skills. This is an ideal resource for anyone who needs to get their message across in writing.
Authors Unchained: Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
As an author, have you ever had "rules" shoved down your throat?
Story Sensei Characterization worksheet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Create memorable, three-dimensional characters
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write Magazine Articles
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Price: $4.55 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Complete Article Writer shows you how to get from a potential article idea to a finished, publishable article, written for a specific readership. It looks at: article ideas: generating ideas and maximising their potential; magazine analysis: identifying your potential readers; article structure; creativity: adding interest and sparkle to your article; and pitching: how to sell your idea first.
Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
When it’s Write to Murder your Characters: And why you must never waste a death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the right way to murder your characters—and how to avoid the kind of deaths that will bury your story along with your victim.
Writing for the Ages: Writing for every age from picture books to YA
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay describes how to write for different age levels—from board books for babies to new adults in their early 20s.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Micro Fiction: Writing 100-Word Stories (Drabbles) for Magazines and Contests
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Rob Preece. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Author Michael A. Kechula shares tips and techniques for writing a complete story in 100 words. Kechula starts with coming up with ideas, gives development tips, provides instruction in cutting words, and then dissects one of his own prize-winning stories to show how it's done. Kechula focuses on the 100-word story but many of his tips are useful to authors of all types.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book aims simply to be a guide to new writers on the subject of publishing. Today, publishing is a rapidly changing market. Each different form is discussed and the difference in the requirements of each is addressed. There are valuable lists of publishers in the various categories. There is also invaluable information about the use of agents and editors and how to find them.
Story Sensei Heroine's Journey Worksheet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Make your story resonate with readers on a deeper emotional level by utilizing the elements of the Heroine’s Journey structure. This worksheet consists of the Heroine's Journey explained in detail, questions for you to answer about your heroine, and examples to explain each stage of the Heroine's Journey.