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The Short Fuse Guide to Query Letters
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.
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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 Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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.
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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.
Fifty Ways to Practice Reading: Tips for ESL/EFL Students
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in), Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve reading skills. By applying these methods, you will read faster and better, and remember information longer. You do not need to be living in an English-speaking country or be currently taking an English class to use this book. Good for beginners through advanced levels.
Learn German with Stories: Karneval in Köln – 10 Short Stories for Beginners
Series: Dino lernt Deutsch, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: German. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
In this follow-up to “Ferien in Frankfurt”, Dino finds himself in Cologne, the carnival capital of Germany and home of the Cologne Cathedral. Struggling with tacky accommodations and an empty wallet, he stumbles over a gig which promises to be a walk down easy street. But before he knows it, the carnival begins and he’s faced with an onslaught of bewildering customs.
201 Writing Prompts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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.
Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 3rd Edition
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A step-by-step guide to creating, publishing, marketing, and selling your book in print and every popular ebook format, with recommendations for tools and services you can trust.
Character 101, Or How To Build Effective Characters
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.
IELTS Essay Booster - One-Stop Destination for The Writing Module!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays
IELTS Essay Booster is a Complete IELTS Writing Preparation Book (for both Academic & General Training Modules). It features: - Useful IELTS writing tips - 150 IELTS essays + 50 essay outlines - Vocabulary / Phrases - Common lines to use in IELTS essays and letters - Graph writing tips, strategy and vocabulary - Letter tips and samples - Misspelled words - Confusables - English enhancement tools
Concealed Carry for New Shooters: A Street Cop's Survival Guide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,450. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Shooting, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This book is about the concealed carry of firearms--how-to and why, and how-not-to and the why nots. A firearm by its very nature is a dangerous thing to you and to others, thereby making high level skill sets and knowledge imperative. This book is the beginning of that path to safe use of concealed carry firearms.
Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
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.
Learn German with Stories: Momente in München – 10 Short Stories for Beginners
Series: Dino lernt Deutsch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: German. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
In this sequel to "Karneval in Köln", Dino is making his way into the heart of Munich, capital of the Free State of Bavaria and home of the world-famous Explore the wonders of Munich in the autumn, learn about local sights and sounds, and improve your German effortlessly along the way!
English for Scammers
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.
Budget Bass
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.
The Short Fuse Guide to Working with Book Bloggers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Short Fuse Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
One of the very best ways to reach readers is to connect with a passionate and internet-savvy group of readers and reviewers who delight in sharing the books they love with others: book bloggers. Literary agent and book blogger Jen Karsbaek shows you how best to approach and work with book bloggers to secure reviews, spread word of mouth, and build strong buzz for your new release.
Writing Killer Suspense
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
You're reading. Your heart is slamming against your ribcage, your fingertips are moist and you turn another page. If you’ve ever felt this way reading a book then the writer has done a great job at creating suspense. This doesn’t happen by accident. Simon Wood, a longtime contributor to Writer's Digest, discusses the techniques for building suspense and creating thrills.
Dictionary of Old Occupations
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
Interested in history? Researching your family tree and wondering what those old occupations you found on census records actually mean? Maybe you are a creative writer looking for details to give your work authenticity? The Dictionary of Old Occupations explains the meaning of job titles, trades, professions and terms dating back through the centuries.
The 86 Things I've Said On Twitter
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 20,810. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
A compilation of blogposts, totaling 86 items I've said on Twitter, now more fully explained.