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Use Your Muse: Take Your Writing Deeper For Your Career and For Life
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
As an author (and yes, if you're you're a blogging entrepreneur, then you're an author), you have a powerful tool at your disposal--the Four Squares of Story(tm). Using this system, you can dive into what inspires you and what keeps you writing. You can also identify your agony so that you can make your weaknesses work for you. In this book, we talk about how the Four Squares of Story(tm) can work
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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Price: $3.99 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 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 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.
Fifty Ways to Practice Reading: Tips for ESL/EFL Students
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
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.
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.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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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.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help you choose the right type of outline for you an guide you in brainstorming plot ideas.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
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
Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books And How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,560. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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Most writing books make you wade through lengthy screeds about character, plot, theme and whatever. That’s all necessary but how do you make this into a novel? And what if you need to unravel your structure, strip out back story, sort out how many Tuesdays are in a week? How do you see the needles in the haystacks? This book holds your hand. Read a bit, do as it says... until 'The End'
Serious Revenge - Reference Handbooks and Manuals Humor and Satire
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
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Serious Revenge is a manual for those looking to seek justice in a broken system. The book is designed to help you defend yourself from the predatory behavior of hustlers, stalkers, bad bureaucrats and outright jerks. If you have ever tried to use the legal system to get someone to leave you alone, you realize it's hopelessly broken. This manual will help you get restitution you deserve...
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 3. The Outline
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Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing an outline if vital before attempting to start any book. Your Outline is your most helpful tool. If an outline is done well, once you start your first draft you will be grateful. It will keep you moving forward - momentum is important when writing. This book provides several systems and a very useful outline template. An Outline is a map. You won't get lost if you know where you're going.
201 Writing Prompts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
201 Writing Prompts is a fun and challenging collection of writing starters designed to spark your creativity and end writer's block.
What To Do When Someone Dies - A simple guide for executors to settle an estate including funeral, tax and probate tips
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Reference
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A simple step-by-step guide for family members, personal representatives and executors with day-to-day time-lines and checklists to successfully administer and close an estate. All related tax, legal, probate and financial topics are covered. Written for United States citizens.
Inciting Incident: How to Begin Your Story and Engage Audiences Right Away
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,800. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
This guide will teach you all you need to know about the inciting incident--your secret weapon against boring your audience. You’ll learn about the 4 key traits of the inciting incident; when to keep it off-screen; its connection to genre; 4 ways to handle what happens afterwards; how it can help you edit; and strategies for writing your first pages. Plus, 10 case studies from blockbuster movies!
Written Wisdom: Quotation-Inspired Essays (A Best of SlingWords Collection)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Do you love a good quotation? Wise or witty words uttered by famous people? When writers use an insightful quotation in a blog post or article, it's like "kicking it up another notch." Written Wisdom, compiled from the best of the quotation-inspired essays, 2005-2010, on SlingWords, a blog by best-selling ebook author Joan Reeves, offers encouragement, wisdom and wit.
Love's Labour's Lost in Plain and Simple English
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,060. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Love's Labour's Lost has been called one of Shakespeare's funniest early plays--but if you aren't laughing as you read it, then you aren't alone. 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 Love's Labour's Lost.
Writing Successful Proposals - A Snapshot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
This snapshot provides a quick start for those who need to write a proposal of some kind, whether technical, commercial or charitable. The main topics are planning, assembling and writing the proposal; characteristics of successful proposals; and safeguarding against rejection. Appended are a brief glossary and a series of checklists to help with document scrutiny.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.