Books tagged: writing craft

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Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Learn the secrets to writing a GREAT screenplay from a major movie studio Story Analyst who will show you how to BLOW AWAY THE READER! Master the structure and principles used by 95% of commercial movies by studying detailed breakdowns, or "Story Maps," of several hit movies of the past decade, in all different genres.
Advanced Plotting
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Pig River Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Advanced Plotting is designed for the intermediate and advanced writer. If you struggle with plot or suspect your plotting needs work, this book can help. Use the Plot Outline Exercise to identify and fix plot weaknesses. Learn how to get off to a fast start, prop up a sagging middle, build to a climax, improve your pacing, and more.
Show & Tell : the proper uses of summary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Writers are always told to “show, don’t tell,” but every published author uses “telling” sometimes. This short essay discusses how to use telling (summary) effectively.
The Most Common Intermediate Mistake: Inactive Protagonists
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay discusses what an active protagonist does for your plot, and why they are essential.
Fixing the Most Common Intermediate Mistake: How scene sequel structure forces your protagonist to become active
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay talks about how to use scene/sequel technique to force your inactive protagonist to get off his butt and run your plot!
A Time to Write: How to phrase your New Year's resolution properly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
“Finding” time is like finding money--never happens. Time, like money, must be made, and this short essay discusses how to do it.
Are you the Next American Idol? Some things to think about before you self-publish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
American Idol has proved that few people can accurately judge their own talent--but that said, the publishing world is changing significantly. To self-publish while you improve your craft, or not--this is the new question.
Show & Tell: & 4 other tips on Avoiding Common Mistakes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This collection contains five tips on how to use summary (telling) correctly, keeping your protagonist active, finding time to write and whether or not you should try to self publish.
How To Write For Children An Easy Three Step Guide To Writing Children's Books
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How To Write For Children is for anyone who has an idea for a children's book, and doesn't know what to do next. This book is an easy three step guide that teaches how to take a story from an idea to a completed project ready for publishing. Also included are samples of summary, synopsis and outlining tools talked about within this book and examples of manuscript preparation and layout.
TV or Not TV isn't the Question: Why we don't care what kids do instead of reading
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
A lot of writers regard anything that takes kids’ time and attention from books as the enemy. This is why you shouldn't.