Books tagged: how to write

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The Writing Experience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"The Writing Experience... offers the beginning writer down-to-earth and proactive advice for how to start—and succeed—in writing. Dozens of clever writing prompts are guaranteed to get your pen or keyboard moving!" - Maria Schneider, Former editor of Writer’s Digest magazine
The Modern Muse
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
This book teaches you how to write poetry and advertising copy. They are two sides of the same coin, though they are certainly based upon different aims. One who can learn to write good ad copy can learn to write some kind of poetry, and any poet can write good ad copy. It is merely a difference of goals, though true poetry also requires a certain kind of vision.
The Story Engine
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The cure to writer’s block is here! THE STORY ENGINE is the best new reference guide for fiction writers since the thesaurus. It contains thousands of ideas for generating interesting characters and exciting scenes. This nuts-and-bolts guide shows writers how to generate ideas while building stories. Throw the dice and see what happens next. This is one book that invites you to steal from it!
The CT Method: Revision and Editing for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Written from the perspective of a developmental editor advising an author with a newly completed book draft, this article details a step-by-step method for revising and editing novel-length fiction or creative/narrative nonfiction manuscripts. It is a holistic, integrated process that applies to writers at every skill level and at any stage of their project.
Bill Idelson's Writing Class - A Scriptwriting Curriculum
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Price: $14.00 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Learn how to write for television from someone who really Did it. Bill has written for Get Smart, The Flintstones, MASH, Happy Days, Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, and MANY more. 2 sample scripts from Andy Griffith and Get Smart round out your lessons!
The Word Weaver's Grimoire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Creative writing is a mysterious art. This booklet teaches you its secrets: how to create memorable characters, plot your stories and novels, write elegantly, and captivate your readers. Offering multiple examples from popular novels and films, this guide will bring your storytelling to the next level.
Dialogue, More Than Just Talk
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn what dialogue can and should be doing for your book, the two things dialogue absolutely shouldn’t be, plus how to fix those issues if you have them. Then learn 14 techniques that will make your dialogue pop and your characters come to life. Bonus Content: Great Starts, five things the opening of your novel should have/do.
Writing Through the Dark Night: Talking about Creativity and Depression with novelist Tim Farrington
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This wide-ranging, fascinating feature interview focuses on the subjects of creativity, depression, and the "dark night of the soul." Noted author and literary coach D. Patrick Miller talks with novelist Tim Farrington, author of A HELL OF MERCY and THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS.
How to Swat the Killer Be's Out of Your Writing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Great story, great plot, great characters, but…! Reliance on the "to be" verbs—the Killer Be's—results in passive writing. How to Swat the Killer Be's Out of Your Writing is a handy booklet designed to assist serious writers in turning their passive voice into active voice and allowing their writing to reach a new level.
Keeping Your Soul Work Alive: A Meditation on Writing and Self-Publishing
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
In this brief essay, a veteran author, independent publisher, and writing coach muses about the challenges of honest self-expression -- and the even bigger challenges of getting one's expressions out into the world.