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The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This bestselling classic guide to novel writing breaks down the creative process into 16 manageable tasks. You'll learn how to find a story hook, create a conflict, develop a protagonist and set everything in motion. A former editor, now a successful literary agent and author, Marshall also covers editing your own work, submitting to agents and editors, and surviving in this competitive field.
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.
How to Write Dialogue
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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In How to Write Dialogue, you'll learn techniques and tricks for making your dialogue shine, as well as practical editorial steps you can take to polish your dialogue.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
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.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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A revised, expanded version of award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff's story structure workbook Screenwriting Tricks For Authors, with twice the material and using examples from all genres – but with a special focus on the structure and key elements of love stories. Includes full breakdowns of ten romantic comedies, romantic adventure, period romance and romantic suspense films.
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $5.26 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories
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.
10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You" provides an easy to follow overview of the elements of a story, and how to explore your inner writer. It provides tips on working out what sort of writer you are, and creating great fictional characters and using them in your story to create action. You'll also learn about incorporating setting in your story, and editing your work.
10 Top Writing Tips: Ideas and Inspiration
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is full of writing tips on everything from story starters, to harnessing your inspiration and curing writer's block. It will spark your imagination and give you plenty to write about.
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.
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!
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 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.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help you choose the right type of outline for you an guide you in brainstorming plot ideas.
Your Third 1,000 Days in Writerspark
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Series: 1,000 Days in Writerspark: 1,000 Tight Writing Exercises, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,170. 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 Third 1,000 Days in Writerspark is the third in a series of ebooks, each crammed with 1,000 unique creative writing exercises.
The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by La Favorita Press jefro@jefro.net. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.
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.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Families often lose their histories through the generations, which may explain why genealogy — the process of trying to trace and recapture that history — is hugely popular. Learn how to preserve your precious family memories for future generations, whether you simply want to print a few copies on your computer or publish a hardcover book to sell to the general public