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The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
By Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
Creating Realistic Characters
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction
A realistic character is just like a real human being, and the reader should be able to identify with the protagonist, the antagonist, and a minor character or two as soon as he meets them. The more quickly the reader identifies with the character, the more quickly he will become engaged in the story line.
Fallen Heroes: Sixteen Master Villain Archetypes
By Tami Cowden
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Product Description The villain is the hero of his own story - and is every bit as important as the heroic characters. This book contains the lectures and exercises from Tami Cowden's popular online class on villain archetypes. The workshop identifies and examines the motivations of the 16 literary villain archetypes, and shows what happens when heroes and heroines turn to the dark side.
Telling Your Tale Boxed Set for Writers: 2-in-1
By Angela Benson
Series: Telling Your Tale, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Telling Your Tale: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook, Telling Your Tale WORKBOOK: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print and eBook
Fiction Writers Screw Ups
By Linda Meckler
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a little different from any book on grammar you have ever seen or read. This book is about the way the fiction writer writes from the correct formatting of the manuscript, through the paragraphing of a book. I will get into character dialogue. Dialogue for some writes is very hard. With a few tips it doesn’t have to be that complicated.
So You Want to Commit Novel
By Phyllis Irene Radford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of more than 29 books and editor, Phyllis Irene Radford (Irene Radford, P.R. Frost, C.F. Bentley), gives you the tools to writing the best novel possible in this book. Learn how to really write a synopsis, realistic characters, and even how to get through the muddle in the middle. She tells you how to format for electronic submissions...
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
By Angela Ackerman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Angela Ackerman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to Write Your Book
By Glenys O'Connell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,650. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to write your book presents the basics of writing - and finishing - a novel, with chapters dealing with market, characterization, motivation, micro & macro settings, dialogue, plotting, polishing & editing, all in a straightforward, no mystique manner. The information is based on Ms. O'Connell's years of experience teaching creative writing online and in class.
Building Bridges: Communicating Bible Truths through Drama
By L. Ruth Carter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Drama is a ministry that can involve many people in a church congregation. This book discusses stagecraft, dramaturgy, and how to use drama in the church, using as its foundation, the command of Christ to love God with all our hearts, bodies, souls, and minds, and our neighbors as ourselves.