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The Mary Russell Companion
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Mary Russell, apprentice-partner of Sherlock Holmes, has written ten “Memoirs”. The illustrated Mary Russell Companion, both Entertainment and aid to scholarship, gives chronologies, character biographies, annotations of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Mary Russell interviews, commentaries on Russell’s life—and recipes! The definitive guide to the world of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.
The Art of Code Enforcement
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Nearly every political jurisdiction in America has adopted codes that regulate the built environment. This book is not a code but rather a practical guide for code enforcement administration. The topics range from voluntary compliance to effective sanctions for noncompliance and are of use to all those who are seeking to improve the maintenance of the building stock in their communities.
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!
Man Oh Man! Writing Quality M/M Fiction
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 131,330. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
So, why this book? Why not one of the other "How to Write..." titles? Because everything in Man, Oh Man is geared to the M/M market and the M/M writer, to you and the genre that you love, whether you're an aspiring writer or you're already published. Lambda Award finalist Josh Lanyon takes you step-by-step through the writing process.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
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.
How To Be Your Own Bodyguard
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Self Defense tips for men and women from a lifetime of protecting clients in hostile environments. Includes avoidance and awareness skills of the professional protection agent as well as dynamic, pressure tested techniques.
The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,600. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Turkish
This Treatise explains and answers some of the difficulties that the learner of Turkish may encounter along their way. It focuses on the understanding of Turkish grammar and logic with many examples and explanations. There are no practice exercises included as these can be found in many text books or on the internet. It covers the learning process from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
How to be a Profitable Celebrant: Practical Tips on Running a Profitable Celebrancy Business
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,550. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
Unique book designed for Officiants of wedding ceremonies, as well as such social ceremonies as Renewal of Wedding Vows, Funerals, Baby Naming, House Blessing etc.
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.
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,780. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerri
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.
Autonomy in Language Learning: Stories of Practices
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Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 98,860. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
Stories of Practices brings together many different teachers' stories about their engagement with learner (and teacher) autonomy in many different places over many years. In this volume, each of the 14 story chapters is composed of the story of one teacher (the storywriter) and the response of two readers (the reader responders) to that teacher’s evolving engagement with learner autonomy.
Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes: A Regency and Steampunk Field Guide
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,520. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank, this humorous guide will provide readers and writers with historically accurate information on the low classes of Georgian and Victorian life.
1,000 Words for Business English Learners
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists
1,000 Words for Business English Learners is for intermediate, advanced and master learners of the English language. It helps you use English confidently and correctly when communicating with your business partners. It is packed with clear explanations of words, well-written sample sentences, and plenty of useful exercises on expressions, idioms, and sayings. It also has tips for business writing.
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.
The Elements of Fiction
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
Historical Research Companion to Everything of Interest to a Romance Writer
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Price: $3.79 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This research companion for historical romance writers is divided into the categories of Dark Ages, Medieval Times, Renaissance & Reformation, Revolutionary Times & Regency and Victorian/American Old West. Sub-categories include Fashion, Food & Drink, Society & Entertainment, Crime & Punishment, Religion, Health & Medicine, Travel & Transportation, Political Climate, and Homes & Architecture.
1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now! Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past writer's block and into a creative flow state. If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool is the solution.