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Write Good or Die
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Price: Free! Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Haunted Computer Books. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
Write Now! The Prisoner of NaNoWriMo
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 58,610. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Piers is a mild mannered paint salesman with a burning passion to enter NaNoWriMo. To win he must write a full novel in 30 days. Turns out this tall order is very tall for our hero. He struggles to choose a topic before he can begin. Vampires/scifi/romance/zombies, what should it be? Follow this hilarious tale as Piers blunders from one genre to another leaving a trail of wackiness in his wake.
How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, 2nd ed.
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The secret that separates pro fiction from beginners', and how to capitalize on it. "if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." --Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
Staying Alive - A Writer's Guide
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,330. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It's hard enough for a writer just to get published. But even harder is—Staying Alive. By award-winning and three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Space Travel with Constant Acceleration – The Nonrelativistic Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This article explains basic calculations related to constant acceleration. It should be of interest to science fiction writers who want to make their stories realistic, and to anyone interested in space travel, real or fictional. The number of scary looking equations is kept to a necessary minimum. I just give you the equations you need, with no calculus or vectors required. (online version bad)
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Circular Orbits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Circular orbits are the simplest kind, and some quick and easy calculations will make your science fiction stories involving planets and satellites a lot more credible. Circular motion, in general, can be described without calculus and vectors. All you need is a calculator. (Exponents don't come out right in the online version.)