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Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation and Development
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. This is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.
Reading, Writing & No Arithmetic (Volume 2)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Kelli Jae Baeli, Indie Author and Publisher with Indie Literati Press and Lesbian Literati Press, and author of 40 books, numerous articles, stories and essays, shares some thoughts about the writing craft and the writer's life, which necessarily also includes lots of reading. Followed by thoughtful examinations, splenetic ruminations and often humorous outbursts of weirdness.
How I Found the Write Path: A Compilation of Letters
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Price: Free! Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In this endearing compilation, over sixty authors share letters written to their past selves, candidly sharing what they might not always discuss in public. The hope is that those of you who haven’t published will learn from their experiences. And those of you who have published? Well, you just might realize you’re not alone. :)
Grammar for Fiction Writers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The world of grammar is huge, but fiction writers don’t need to know all the nuances to write well. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Grammar for Fiction Writers won’t teach you things you don’t need to know. It’s all about the grammar that’s relevant to you as you write your novels and short stories.
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.
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.
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...
There's No Reason You Can't Be Civil - A Guide for Veterans, Contractors, and Civilians for Finding a Career with the Federal Government
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Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a guide for veterans, contractors, and civilians for finding a career with the Federal Government. It is a simple approach with examples and tips throughout, in order to make the learning experience much easier and less time-consuming for the job seeker. The author covers common misconceptions, the hiring process, job description review, and resume creation and writing.
Kill Your Darlings: 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,270. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. With more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story.
How to Handle Hooks
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Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What is a hook and how can you use it in your stories? Whether you've never heard of hooks or have been writing hooks for years, this book will take you through the whole gamut of ways to write hooks and use them effectively. You will learn how to evaluate and create hooks for all kinds of uses in your fiction writing, with a focus on hooking readers in the crucial story opening.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
How to Handle Story Structure
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Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book aims to give you an overview of some plotting methods and techniques. This is not a comprehensive text on how to write creative fiction. In it you will find a discussion of ways to describe your book, figure out what genre your your book fits, help with choosing points of view, subplots and sagging middles. I hope you can use this information to guide your writing journey.
Your Fourth 1,000 Days in Writerspark
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Series: 1,000 Days in Writerspark: 1,000 Tight Writing Exercises, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,680. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Writer's block or just plain lack of inspiration strike every writer from time to time. Your Fourth 1,000 Days in Writerspark is the fourth in a series of ebooks, each crammed with 1,000 unique creative writing exercises.