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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.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 1
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Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Universally acknowledged as the bible for self-publishers, this guide incorporates the latest information on the process in a new edition. Twelve chapters answer common questions and provide practical guidance on writing, design, copyrighting, printing, promotion, publicity, sales, and distribution, with one chapter devoted to technology. An appendix lists useful resources.
Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
From Literary Agent Carly Watters comes Getting Published in the 21st Century, an ebook of Writer’s Digest award-winning blog content and new material primed to help writers get published.
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
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
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.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help authors develop one-of-a-kind, dynamic characters that readers will love. Extensively indexed, it contains a large selection of positive attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. With entries written in a user-friendly list format, this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project.
Writing Games, Writing Tips, Writing Exercises.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read? Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it? If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games.
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
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.
Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books
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Series: Let's Get Publishing, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,890. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
Take your sales to the next level! The author of the award-winning, bestselling Let's Get Digital is back with an advanced guide for more experienced self-publishers. By using these tips, you will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.
How to Write a Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The most important thing to know about writing a novel is this: You can do it. And if you've already written one, you can write an even better one. Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process.
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...
101 Paranormal Romance Story Starters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Every good romance novel begins the same way – with a story idea. Yet compelling story ideas aren’t always easy to come by. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration - a spark that ignites our imagination and excites the writing muse. Designed to kick start your imagination they include dialogue starters, scenes, open ended scenarios, and even story endings.
How To Write Short Story Reviews
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
An essential guide for writers and reviewers alike to prevent you from making a complete fool of yourself, literally. Learn how best to write a review of a short story, ensuring that when you do open your mouth, the first thing to enter it is not your own foot!
Creating Fictional Characters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Characters are the building blocks of fiction. Even in action stories, the action has to happen to characters. Phonetically, the word character begins with "care." Characters have to care about something for readers to care about the characters, and if readers don't care about your characters, they probably won't care about your plot, either. Learn how to create characters readers care about.
The Writing Submission Schedule Guide 2013
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you are ready to submit your masterpiece for publication, this guide will help you strategize where to place your submission. By organizing information on hundreds of literary publications' reading periods chronologically, you will immediately know who is ready to read your work, and as an ebook, you will have the clickable website links you need to immediately submit your prose or poetry.
The Author's Guide To Working With Book Bloggers
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Series: Building Blocks to Author Success, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,910. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Advertising
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers? They are the New Gatekeepers to book publishing success – but how can you tap into that source of free promotions by putting your best foot forward?
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
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.
A Silicon Valley Writer Volume 4 (2013) (Blog Postings)
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Series: A Silicon Valley Writer Blog Postings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The fourth volume of blog postings from A Silicon Valley Writer about writing and being a writer, featuring 27 blog postings and an appendix from 2013: "The First Line Challenge," "Plan B For The Plan B Magazine," "Some Things Never Change At The Local Post Office," "When Your Debit Card Travels Without You," "Have You Written Your Best Work Years Ago?" and "The Mobile Office v2.0 is Evermore".