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The Art of Connection: The Social Life of Sentences
By Ian McCormick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This innovative practical book explains the Nine Arts of Connection: Location, Timing, Comparison, Contrast and Difference, the Supplement, Disputation, Sequence, Example and Illustration, and the Summary. By following the easy-to-use guides and examples provided, writers can learn how to write fluently. An excellent resource for school or academic work. Includes a critical introduction.
The Scribe -- Fall 2013
By T.W. Fendley
Price: Free! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary publication for writers, by writers
Playbook: The Basics of Writing for Bleacher Report
By King Kaufman
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.
How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas
By Jerry Dunne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
MJ Magazine November — Written by Authors for Authors
By Fran Lewis
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
Freelancing with Words - for Writers and Poets
By james ruska
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
We live in the freelance world. Undoubtedly, freelancing has become an unparalleled and unprecedented phenomenon of the modern business. However, one of the most common misconceptions about freelancing is the idea that is exclusively reserved for the developers and designers. This claim just could not be farther away from the truth. Freelance itself is always open to new ideas and genuine talents.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
By Kelly James-Enger
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
The Chick Lit Cookbook: A Guide to Writing Your Novel in 30 Minutes a Day
By Alicia de los Reyes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Have you ever read a chick lit novel and thought, "I could do that"? Here's your chance: The Chick Lit Cookbook will take you from start to finish of your first draft in 13 cupcake-themed chapters, each with a short exercise to get you writing now. Written by teacher and die-hard chick lit enthusiast Alicia de los Reyes, this guide is sure to inspire would-be authors everywhere.
Start Here: Writing Prompts for a Variety of Brain Waves
By Ann Marie Gamble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Kickstart your writing session with a writing prompt. Dozens of prompts in a variety of formats will help you flex muscles and get into the creative zone. Whether a premise or a component, words or pictures, for fun or to incorporate into an ongoing project, starting your writing by responding to a prompt helps get your brain into verbal mode.
How to Write Faster
By Marcy Kennedy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #73
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 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 authors and those pursuing traditional publication.
How to Write a Novel
By Nathan Bransford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
The 7-Step Process for Busting Writer's Block
By Jeff Lyons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The 7-Step Process for Busting Writer's Block" presents a new take on an age-old problem facing writers. It busts the traditional myth of writers block and offers a wholly new explanation for the real reason writer's get "blocked." But more, it presents a repeatable and foolproof process for busting through writer's block once and for all—this is an essential tool for any writer's toolbox.
MFA in a Box
By John Rember
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Part craft talk, part philosophical tome, part memoir, "MFA in a Box" explores the relationships between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race, violence, and other topics. Winner of Hoffer, Nautilus and Midwest Book Awards. "Beyond Burroway." Jo-Ann Mapson, co-creator of University of Alaska MFA Program "The essential truths about excellent writing." The Judges of the Hoffer Awards
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
By Angela Ackerman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
How to Be a NaNoWriMo Winner
By EM Lynley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013 by Silk Road Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Plan Your Novel in as Little as One Day! A comprehensive planning tool to enable you to plot, write and revise more quickly? Dreaming of writing a novel for years and didn’t know how to tackle the daunting task? This book is for you. Have you attempted NaNo and found your story and inspiration flagging long before you hit 50,000 words? This book is for you.
Don’t Skin the Cat! Better ways to solve a story problem
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What else you can do when someone tells you to cut part of your story.
Twisted Plots: The necessary change of direction
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How to create plot twists in your story, and why it matters to agents/editors and to readers.
One Perfect Rose: Writing description
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Discusses writing description that’s neither too long nor too short, but just right.
Dollars and Sense for Writers: A Guide to Managing Your Writing Business 2nd Edition
By Linda Mickey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Updated to reflect recent important changes in publishing, this must-have manual is a plain-talk look at the business of writing. It will help you know what you don't know about publishing and provides tools you can use to survive and thrive as a writer.