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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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $2.99 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.
Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This reference guide is a tool to help you organize your thoughts and ideas to obtain the goal of making a setting that feels like a character.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 (Basics)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Start your novel off right with this set of five classes to help expand on your initial idea and begin creating story goals.
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 Short Fuse Publishing. 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.
MJ Magazine March 2015 — Created By Authors for Authors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: 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 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: 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.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: 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.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 2 (Characters)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second set of the 2YN classes takes you through the work of creating characters who will best represent what you want in your story.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool for writers who want to convey character emotion effectively. It spotlights 75 emotions and the body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Also addressed are common emotion-related writing problems and methods to overcome them. This thesaurus encourages writers to show, not tell, emotion and is a brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
Over 400 Questions for Character Development
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Over 400 Questions for Character Development by K. S. Everhart helps writers of all levels achieve in-depth, well-rounded characters and even helps evolve story lines and worlds that the characters live and play within.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
Marketing Your Book On Amazon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Body and Soul Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Marketing Your Book On Amazon - [Bonus Video Tutorial Included] Not only will you get all the content within this Kindle book, but you will also get access to a 27 minute bonus video I recorded for you. I want you to be successful in your book marketing efforts and so in this video, I show you on my computer screen exactly how I optimize my books on Amazon after publication.
Supercharge Your Book Description
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A easy to follow step-by-step guide book for enhancing Amazon and Createspace book descriptions. Grab attention and enhance your book sales.
201 Writing Prompts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
The Synopsis Treasury
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Category: 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!
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
Writing Short: A Quick Guide to Writing Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short work includes 4 classes on the basics of short story writing, editing and publication.
No More Writer's Block! Become a Prolific Writer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Become a prolific writer once you understand how to attune to your idiosyncratic creative preferences and after you have practical methods of getting writing done easily, quickly, anywhere. Based on years of creativity research and with its techniques tested at dozens of workshops.