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Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Writer's Insights - Tips for Ultimate Success
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,210. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Do you dream of writing a novel? Are you confused on how to get started with writing it? Have you already started writing a novel and need direction on things like flow, pace, characterization, editing, and marketing? Then, this book is perfect for you. Writer's Insights is chocked full of tips and advice from best-selling novelist Suzie Carr and several experts in the industry.
Make Every Word Count
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing, Gary Provost's Make Every Word Count is a guide to assist writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include: style, use of jargon, avoiding cliches, tone, intention, characterization, credibility, description, dialogue, viewpoints, and many more.
The 9 Master Plots for Bestsellers & Blockbusters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting
Follow the 9 Master Plot recipe to instantly structure your short story, novel, or screenplay. These timeless plots have worked for centuries and they'll work for you.
Cómo se escribe en la academia y la ciencia
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 87,610. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Escribir y publicar son acciones esenciales para el éxito en la vida académica y científica, tanto para el avance de las disciplinas del conocimiento como para el ascenso profesional y la recompensa económica. Lin Tai Wao
Advanced Twitter Strategies For Authors: Twitter Techniques To Help You Sell Your Book - In Under 15 Minutes A Day!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,240. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors reveals how to effectively exploit Twitter to market your books and systematically drive thousands of potential purchasers to your works on Amazon and other retailers.
Post-Apocalypse Writers' Phrase Book
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
The Post-Apocalypse Writers' Phrase Book is the perfect tool to inspire creativity for authors writing apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, prepper and zombie fiction. You get over 4,000 radioactive ways to describe the end of the world. This book makes a great gift for anyone into survival and emergency preparedness who has ever thought of writing for fun or professionally.
Horror Writers' Phrase Book
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,740. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
Instantly write better horror! Arranged for quick, easy reference, the Horror Writers' Phrase Book contains over 3,000 ways to describe death, gore, hauntings, monsters, weapons, and more—plus dark emotions and writing exercises. It's the perfect tool to inspire your imagination and cure even the most stubborn case of writer's block.
Goal Setting for Writers. How to set and achieve your writing goals, finally write a book, and become a successful author
Series: Writers’ Guide Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing a book is on the bucket list of millions of people, but few achieve their writing dreams. This book will help you set effective writing goals and develop an action plan that will guide you through every step of the writing process. You will learn how to break down your goals into manageable chunks, how to overcome writer’s block and other obstacles, and how to finally finish your book.
Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
For writers of science fiction and fantasy, or writers who want to create a science fiction series. How to build believable worlds, track story details, organize your writing, and lay out your story bible. Get organizational tips, links to marketing sites, groups supporting writers, scifi groups, and more. Material from the author's 90+ page science fiction website is included. Illustrated.
BUSINESS WRITING TIPS - For Easy and Effective Results
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
For any business looking to improve their writing - be it better websites or reports, attracting more customers through better brochures, or who finds writing jobs a struggle - this handbook should be of value. It comprises 170 'punchy tips' (10 per chapter) to help with all kinds of writing jobs. Author Robert Bullard (Perfect Text - Oxford, UK) is a copywriter, editor/proofreader and trainer.
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar.
How to Tell a Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,640. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict.
MJ Magazine March 2015 — Created By Authors for Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Writers will find featured authors John Land, Erna Kamerman Perry, Larry D. Thompson, Robert Dugoni and Steve Shukis in this edition, as well as writer's workshops dealing with bringing your novel to life , getting your plot right and avoiding newbie novelist mistakes. Plus, this issue's book of the month is Karla Negger's Harbor Island.
The Synopsis Treasury
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, 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!
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: 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.
Authors Unchained: Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,790. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
As an author, have you ever had "rules" shoved down your throat?
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write Magazine Articles
Price: $4.55 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: 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
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, 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.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, 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.