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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
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.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
For the advanced author. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you'll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
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.
Creating Fictional Characters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Characters are the building blocks of fiction. Even in action stories, the action has to happen to characters. Phonetically, the word character begins with "care." Characters have to care about something for readers to care about the characters, and if readers don't care about your characters, they probably won't care about your plot, either. Learn how to create characters readers care about.
How to Watch Stuff Online For Free
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How to safely watch movies, television shows and other videos online for free.
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.
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!
Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration
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Series: Author's Craft, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Novelsmithing provides the beginning novelist, or perhaps even the experienced novelist who has lost his way, with a discussion of the underlying structure and methods of novel writing. Nowhere else can the aspiring author learn the skills necessary to achieve the organic unity of the novelist's divine trinity: character, conflict and theme, so necessary to a fine work of literature.
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.
Finding the Information You Need: Research Tips for Your Family, Business, or Personal Pursuits
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Learn how to find the information you need — whether it's knowledge critical for your family's health, intelligence important for the success of your business, facts useful in making buying decisions, or simply lore you want to know. Discover how to evaluate the reliability of the data you gather as well. Links to almost 100 sites useful for research.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.
Canada, Congratulations You Are Hired: It was Easier than you thought
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This is the ultimate resource guide to help anyone in any industry find a job they love. The book offers links to all sites to find work, links to employment agencies/recruiters, custom resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, most interview questions that are not pure technical and how to answer any interview question with the 7 rules to a WOW interview that GUARANTEES results! Go get hired!
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.
Preserving Memories: How to Write a Family History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Families often lose their histories through the generations, which may explain why genealogy — the process of trying to trace and recapture that history — is hugely popular. Learn how to preserve your precious family memories for future generations, whether you simply want to print a few copies on your computer or publish a hardcover book to sell to the general public
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 Writing Submission Schedule Guide 2013
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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When you are ready to submit your masterpiece for publication, this guide will help you strategize where to place your submission. By organizing information on hundreds of literary publications' reading periods chronologically, you will immediately know who is ready to read your work, and as an ebook, you will have the clickable website links you need to immediately submit your prose or poetry.
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.
Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
From Literary Agent Carly Watters comes Getting Published in the 21st Century, an ebook of Writer’s Digest award-winning blog content and new material primed to help writers get published.
16 Secrets Revealed by Professional Screenwriters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Those who can’t do teach. And those who can’t write professionally somehow end up writing books about screenwriting. This book is DIFFERENT -- written by a PROFESSIONAL currently working in Hollywood as a Screenwriter and Film Producer. Successful Professional Screenwriters REVEAL A SECRET about what led to their SUCCESS. 34,000 words of original text!
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.