Books tagged: plot

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How to Write a Great Query Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn’t.
Regenis 4 Chronicles {Book 1}
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Price: Free! Words: 39,390. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The story of two young men,16 & 18. Who make a discovery, that indicates a plot to do serious harm, but harm to whom and by who? There is not a lot to go on. Deep into their research & their father discovers what they are up to; he surprisingly volunteers his services to help out, but then he disappears. Can they find him and come to that stop the plot? Suitable for age 9 -> 109.
1012
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
911 was an event burned into the retina of the world's mind's eye. In this well researched novel; truth is mixed with hunches, hunches are mixed with theory lastly cloak and dagger is mixed with smoke and mirrors so the truth becomes less about what you can see and more about what you cannot see... and why... This novel, 1012, presents truths that hitherto have only been whispered by shadows..
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
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Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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!
Writing: Step By Step
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,300. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This book was written to people that would like to become a writer or would like to write a book about their life. It will give you the information you need to get your book published and printed in paperback or hardback copies. It covers things that other books won't tell you. If you are serious about writing a book, you should read this book before you start.
Ignition
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,920. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this high-tech action adventure from Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason, terrorists seize control of the Kennedy Space Center and hold the shuttle Atlantis and its crew hostage on the launchpad. Anderson and Beason have packed Ignition with insider information to create an extremely plausible, action-packed thriller.
Writing Books: a Practical System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
My early stories had dragging middles and weak endings. After five years as an author, I finally saw why this was and how to fix it. This short book briefly sets out the system I developed to design exciting stories with satisfying endings. If you're struggling to write, as I was, this system could be for you. Don't spend five years working it out for yourself. Read it here instead.
Blackout
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Series: Alexander Steele Mysteries, Novel. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Alexander Steele is a retired African American private detective turned night club owner living in Philadelphia. Hoping to put the detective life behind him and move on with his longtime girlfriend Shakia. When Alex's friend brings him an encrypted travel drive with info on the blackout that was created 3 months before the recent Canadian blackout; Alex finds himself drawn into a madman's game.
A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A Story is a Promise offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels become so successful. For writers considering self-publishing, it offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential. This is the book agents recommend to their authors. The Spirit of Storytelling explores how the great storytellers create characters with deeply realized inner lives.
Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Oestara Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. "Cynthia Clay has developed an innovative, powerful and extremely useful way for writers to analyze and develop their work. I recommend this book highly." Ben Bova, Hugo winner