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The Bunny Lover's Complete Guide To House Rabbits by Stephan Flores
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers: A Guide for New Starters by Louise Harnby
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Published in association with The Publishing Training Centre, this practical guide takes new freelance proofreaders and copyeditors through the basics of planning their business. Chapters focus on the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job and real-world case studies.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: 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.
The Art of Code Enforcement by Martin Collins
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Law enforcement(5.00 from 6 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.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide by Ben Bova
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
Budget Bocce Court by Bryan Mero
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Bocce is wonderful Italian bowling game that is sweeping the nation. I started playing in 1994 and play to this very day. With a large backyard I was able to build my own 60x10ft bocce court. I documented the entire process and now I want to share with you how you can build your own bocce court too!
Biochemistry Dictionary for Health Professionals by Graham Shaw
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,760. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Biochemistry(5.00 from 1 review)
So much more than a dictionary. It contains interactive case studies, short lectures and 'high-impact' biochemistry terms that overlap with physiology, pharmacology and the clinical sciences. It is ideal for students studying for board examinations allowing them to optimize their precious study time.
Wood Automata Tips and Tricks by Ken Schweim
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
If you enjoy woodworking, this may be the start of an enjoyable new hobby using your current skills and equipment. Includes detailed descriptions of the most popular wood mechanical movements. Detailed instructions are given for making your own wood gears. The book contains many dimensioned drawings as well as photos. Detailed plans and instructions are included for building your own automata.
Character 101, Or How To Build Effective Characters by John D Adamus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn strategies to make your characters fully realized, three dimensional and attractive to readers. In six steps, discover components that turn ideas into written realities.
English for Scammers by Dorothy Zemach & Chuck Sandy
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Randy Ingermanson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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 Short Fuse Guide to Query Letters by Michelle E. Richter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Literary Agent Michelle Richter demystifies the process of writing and submitting query letters that get results. Learn structure, technique, what works, what never to do, what attracts an agent’s attention, and special tips that most writers don’t think of. Help your submission rise above the slush and get read by those who want it most.
Trough of Hell: How to Wrap Up the Middle of Your Story with Maximum Impact by H.R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
If the middle of your screenplay or novel (ie Act Two) has ever given you trouble, this is the book for you. The key is simple. Just figure out how Act Two ends. Ideally, your choice is filled with pain, emotion, and paradox—a powerful combination which re-engages audiences just when their interest is about to evaporate. This book will show you exactly what to do. Conquer Act Two for good, today!
Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed by Jeff Bollow
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
Your mind moves at lightning speed. Your writing should, too. FAST is a simple, step-by-step system for writing at the speed of thought. This beloved bestseller outlines the four phases of the writing process: FOCUS your ideas into a writing plan, APPLY the plan by blasting out a draft, STRENGTHEN your work to make it exactly what you want to say, and TWEAK the words to ensure a fast read.
How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, 2nd ed. by Robert Qualkinbush
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The secret that separates pro fiction from beginners', and how to capitalize on it. "if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." --Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: 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.
Budget Bass by Ken Schweim
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A complete set of plans to build a normal size upright Bass fiddle. This bass has the tone and volume that would match many commercial upright bass fiddles. At current prices this bass can be built for about $100. The bass could be coompleted in one weekend (not including staining and finish coat). The plans include detailed step by step instruction including many drawings and photos.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights by H.R. D'Costa
Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline by Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, learn how to write without an outline and why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.
Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Transform Readers into Raving Fans & Keep Them Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel by H.R. D'Costa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Master story stakes, and keep readers up all night! How? Stakes create tension. To relieve this tension, readers must continue turning the pages of your screenplay or novel, till they reach the end. With this guide, you will learn about 11 types of story stakes, 8 ways to elicit extra emotion from the same set of stakes…plus specific strategies to raise the stakes (even when they’re already high!)