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The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,960. 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 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.
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
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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.
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
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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.
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.
The Bunny Lover's Complete Guide To House Rabbits
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
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With easy-to-understand information; insight gained from personal experience; dozens of photos; and step-by-step instructions on everything from how to properly house and feed your bunny to litter-box training to finding the right vet to socializing your bun and beyond, this book will become your single, most-powerful reference tool to help you successfully and happily live with your house rabbit.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
The Refractive Thinker: Vol II: Research Methodology
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,680. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Celebrate the diffusion of innovative refractive thinking through these doctoral scholars as they dare to think differently in search of new applications of research methodology. Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker offers unique applications of research methodologies from the perspective of multiple authors—based on their specific expertise.
The Synopsis Treasury
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,390. 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!
GMO Food Poison Handbook: 'Genetically Modified' Agriculture and Animals
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 63,440. Language: American English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
The GMO Food Poison Handbook is a summary of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), 'food products' created by Monsanto and other chemical companies. In simple terms it describes how the various GMO ‘food products’ create biological and medical problems, including birth defects, cancer, and diabetes. “The chemical industry achieved the impossible: humans overfed, undernourished, and poisoned."
Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
Shoot Your Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Shoot Your Novel, a new writing craft book for novelists, reveals the secrets of cinematic technique. Learn how to "show, not tell" by using camera shots and angles, and creating visually powerful image systems that will make your scenes dynamic and riveting. Shoot Your Novel is "unique and terrific!" --Michael Hauge, Hollywood consultant and best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell.
Writing the Heart of Your Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,830. 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!
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,240. 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
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.
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: $3.99 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.
A Midsummer Nights Dream In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
A Midsummer's Night Dream is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies--so why aren't you laughing? Let's face it..if you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of A Midsummer Nights Dream.