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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.
How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Want to learn how to write a book that kicks ass and will actually make you money? Think you've got a non-fiction book inside you but just not sure how to get it out? Well, look no further intrepid writer! In my new book, "How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell" I share with you the same strategies I used to write and publish over 25 non-fiction book in a variety of markets.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #74
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Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 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 and those pursuing traditional publication. Vision: A Resource for Writers has been an on-line publication for over twelve years. This is our first Smashwords Edition, but we hope to keep putting up each new issue as well as putting older issues up as well.
Commas: An Irreverent Primer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What is a grammar dragon? What happens to unicorns when you misuse FANBOYS? This irreverent guide for using our most common punctuation mark will explain.
Memoir Writing For Smart People
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Memoir Writing For Smart People, the self-help guide that tells you what you need to know to publish your own Memoir.
The Realm Apparent
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A walkthrough for Speculative Fiction writers, to help them create the framework of a world as quickly and effortlessly as possible, without getting lost in the murk of world building.
The Game of Job Hunting
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by Justice Gray. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
New careers, new jobs, new employment can be obtained by following this helpful guide. Submit your resume to a head hunter or recruiter after using this book or submit it yourself to various companies. Save yourself lots of money by writing your own resume with this helpful how-to guide. You can write a very professional, unbeatable resume with this guide