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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.
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.
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.
Bare Bones: A Quick Guide to Writing Your First Novel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn the basics of how to write in less than an hour. Katrina Kissinger, an author, editor, and creative writing instructor, shows you how by touching on character, point-of-view, tenses, goal and motivation, conflict, pacing, revision, publishing, and promotion.
The Scribe -- Winter/Spring 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary magazine for writers
The Map is Not the Territory: The Seven “Shalt Nots” of Writing Jacket Copy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How to create good jacket copy—or at least avoid the worst, most common mistakes.
Using Images to Create Basic Storylines
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Every author has their own tricks of the trade when it comes to writing and coming up with basic storylines. Some peruse newspapers or magazines, others use writing prompts; sometimes all it takes is a bit of creative thinking. Included in this e-book are instructions on how to perform this exercise, an example by the author, 20 images to get you started, and information on where to find images.
How to Write Good: A Guide for the Aspiring Independent Author
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A handy how-to for the aspiring indie author.
The Last Techniques I Learned Before Selling Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Discover techniques to write with focus and purpose. Learn essential craft tips. For beginners or pros, this is a tip-filled little book that will help you improve your storytelling skills and propel your writing to the next level. Don't waste years on the wrong book idea or floundering in writer's block. Learn secrets to avoiding writer's block and write your great novel once and for all!
Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Create and develop fictional characters who are multi-dimensional and believable, whether based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your very own vivid imagination. Make your characters come alive. Included are tips for creating family backgrounds and family histories for a character, examples of many character traits, use of dialect and dialogue, and sample character sketches.
The 365-Day Writer's Block Workbook (Volume 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
How to Handle Conflict and Tension
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Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Tension brings out the best and the worst in characters. If you have difficulty plotting novel-length stories, struggle to write scenes where anything of actual story-worthiness happens, worry about the pacing of your drafts, or have a general reticence to put your characters into hot water, this book will show you some techniques for adding tension and conflict to your fiction writing.
I Am A Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Sherri always wanted to be a writer. The problem is, every one she knows tells her it can't be done. Instead she slogs to work every day, ignoring her dream. One day, at her favorite coffee shop, she meets Daniel. He'll soon teach her how to become the author she's always dreamed of being.
102 Romance Prompts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
102 Romance Prompts is a book to help inspire romance writers of all subgenres. Included with the prompts are chapters on subgenres, the language of flowers, English titles, the top reasons relationships break up, and more. It also has links to several helpful reference websites. Any romance writer can use these prompts as story starters, or to help inspire their own ideas.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This helpful guide and APA checklist is designed to assist new graduate students as well as more experienced dissertation candidates to improve their academic writing. Designed especially for students in social sciences, education, and business, it distinguishes academic writing from business and professional writing and offers helpful hints to smooth the graduate's path to success.
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction will help you clearly understand the difference between showing and telling, provide you with guidelines for when to show AND when to tell, and give you practical editing tools for spotting and fixing telling in your writing.
How to Write a Synopsis that Gets Read
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Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A synopsis sounds like an easy task, but is it? Your finely crafted and agonized over work lies before you in all its literary splendor. Plots and subplots intertwine, descriptions take the reader into your rich universe. How on earth can one sacrifice any of that golden prose for the sake of a sketchy outline? This hilarious, no holds barred, but straight to the point essay, shows you just how.
Profit from the pen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Fancy making an income or a little extra cash from your love of writing? Former mag and book enthusiast turned full time published fiction author and writer for magazines, websites and newspapers gives you her blueprint for how she made it in a competitive field.