Gary Provost

Books

Baffled in Boston
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,510. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Baffled in Boston marks the debut of the most likable—and unlikely—sleuth to come along in years. Burned-out true-crime writer Scotty Scotland has been abandoned by his wife, ordered to give up coffee by his doctor, and according to his latest review, he should give up writing too. But when his best friend Molly is murdered, Scotty must get out of his pajamas and into action to find the killer …
Popcorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,670. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music
Five hundred dollars: that's what they need. Five hundred and twelve dollars and seventy-two cents: that's what they make from their concert in Missy's barn. Popcorn is on the way! But will the group be able to cut a demo at famous Long View Farm Studio? And will a record company be impressed enough to sign them up?
Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
To write well, you must reach beyond the classroom basics of composition, get a grip on the more complex concepts, and learn how to create books, articles, and stories that move—not only from the editor’s desk to the bookstore, but also in the minds of your readers. In this book, accomplished writer Gary Provost helps you tackle that tough task.
Fatal Dosage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Nonviolent, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
FATAL DOSAGE Becoming a nurse was the realization of Anne Capute’s lifelong dream. Now she had everything she wanted—until the nightmare began at Morton General Hospital. THE CRIME Licensed practical nurse Anne Capute administered a fatal dose of morphine to a dying patient, Norma Leanues. Anne claimed she was following common practice at Morton General, with a verbal approval by Dr. Hillier.
Make Every Word Count
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing, Gary Provost's Make Every Word Count is a guide to assist writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include: style, use of jargon, avoiding cliches, tone, intention, characterization, credibility, description, dialogue, viewpoints, and many more.
How to Tell a Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,640. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict.
The Freelance Writer's Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. This book, while somewhat dated, is filled with advice, stylistic wisdom & techniques.
Across the Border
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
This is an account of the murder of Texas college student Mark Kilroy and twelve others in April of 1989, as well as evidence that the victims had been used as human sacrifices by a satanic cult in Matamoros, Mexico.
Finder: The True Story of a Private Investigator
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,360. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
In the last two decades, Private Investigator Marilyn Greene has found more than two hundred people — sometimes discovering in hours or minutes a person missing for years. In FINDER, Greene shares her news-making triumphs, the joyous family reunions she's made possible, and the chilling cases of dead ends.
Into Their Own Hands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
They are battered women, grieving parents, and burglarized homeowners who responded to criminal violence by taking the law into their own hands. Their cases have struck a deep chord in American society. Are they victims of a failing judicial system or criminals themselves? Gary Provost examines stories of ordinary citizens who have taken on the roles of judge, jury and — sometimes — executioner
How to Write and Sell True Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,860. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
It all starts with a newspaper article depiciting an unthinkable crime in a local community. From these headlines, a skilled writer can weave a full-length book - developing the characters, determining the motives, reporting on the judgment. That writer could be you.

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